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Why is sleep important to mental health?

Why is sleep important to mental health?

Imagine waking up fully rested, ready to tackle any challenge, and embrace all the pleasures of  the world with gratitude. Doesn’t that sound great? 

We all know what a good night’s sleep feels like, but how often do we get it? 

First off, consider this: You may be sabotaging your sleep without knowing it. This rings  especially true in regard to our obsession with digital devices and our use of them in the evening  hours. It might seem harmless to scroll through your newsfeed before bed, but the blue light  emitted from your smartphone (and other screens) can disrupt our internal clock and keep us  from getting a good night’s sleep. 

Experts recommend avoiding blue light exposure for at least two hours before sleep. If that’s a  hard adjustment for you, there are a few options: 

- Invest in a pair of blue light-blocking glasses. These amber-orange tinted lenses offset the blue  light and can help mitigate their impact on your circadian rhythm. 

- Check your phone settings. Apple’s “night shift” mode (for iOS versions 9.3 and higher) can be  accessed from the Settings menu under “display and brightness,” and it’s simple to set a  schedule for automatic engagement during the hours you use your device before bedtime.  Android users can activate this same feature by downloading the “Night Mode Enabler” third party app from the Google Play store. 

-Use natural sleep inducing herbs such as lavender and valerian root which are found in our sleep tea called Catch These ZZZ's.  Click here

Here’s to a better night’s sleep!