Falling victim of social jet lag?

Although extra time in bed over the weekend can help to alleviate some of the accumulated sleep dept, continuous misalignment of our circadian rhythm through recurring social jet lag, much like the effects of shift work, not only increases daytime sleepiness and is a contributing factor to the Monday Blues, but has also shown to increase risk of cardiovascular disease, metabolic disease, and even cancer.

Are you getting sufficient sleep?

Insufficient sleep is most commonly a result of a late bedtime and/or early wake time, or difficulties falling asleep or staying asleep throughout the night. Although one or two hours of sleep loss may not appear to be significant, there is an cumulative effect when repeated each night which can lead to devastating effects on our performance, our health, our waistline and much more.

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.