Reduce light exposure in the evening

Although technology has many perks and advantages, it is important to be weary of how both environmental lighting conditions and the use of electronic devices in the evening can affect the timing and the quality of our sleep. Bright lights and screen time in the evening before bed have been shown to disrupt our circadian rhythm (our internal biological clock), including the production of melatonin, our night-time hormone. By reducing light exposure in the evening, our bodies will be able follow their natural pattern to transition from wake to sleep.

Pre-bed ritual: Relax the mind

Finding a way to mentally relax before bed will help your mind transition out of your daily mindset and into sleep. When your mind is preoccupied with daily thoughts, a good trick is to write it down before going to bed. That way you can mentally let go of those thoughts as your list will still be there come the morning.