By genki-do on 24th Oct 2012
- Eat regular meals - the production of melatonin is strengthened by consistent daily routine. Your body is like a clock, so keep it in sync with the rhythms of the day by maintaining regular mealtimes.
- Eat light, at night - as night falls and melatonin production begins, digestion begins to slow. Large or heavy meals close to bedtime may lead to various digestive issues which can keep you up!
- “Turn all the lights off!” - artificial lighting, as minute even as the light from your alarm clock will interferes with the body’s secretion of melatonin. Make sure you’ve turned out all of the lights in your bedroom so that your environment is as close to complete darkness as possible, and do your children a favour by switching off night-lights!!
- Avoid exercising late at night - engaging in vigorous activity delays melatonin production. To reinforce healthy sleeping habits try shifting your workout to the morning, preferably outdoors in the morning light.