Has your sleep been feeling off since the pandemic started? For many people it has, whether or not you had sleep problems before the stay-at-home order. Some of the underlying reasons could be: Your routine is disrupted, it’s harder to keep track of the days, and you may have more work and family stress. As you know, sleep is key to maintaining your immune system as well as your physical and mental health. So now is a good time to revisit some of the sleep recommendations in your Apeiron Life Foundation Plan. For better Zzz's:
Stick to the same bedtime and waking time, even on weekends. You may find it helpful to set a nightly reminder to start getting ready for bed.
Optimize your sleep environment: Adjust room temperature to a cool 62-67°F, darken your room with blackout curtains, and consider getting a heavier blanket and more comfortable pillows.
Finish dinner 3 hours before bedtime. Avoid caffeine after midday and be very mindful of alcohol (it interferes with sleep quality).
Wear high quality blue-light (380-500nm) blocking glasses after 8:30pm, especially when looking at screens. Your Apeiron Life expert can recommend specific brands.
Unwind with a bath or warm shower: it will help send blood to the surface of skin, which facilitates lower core body temperature.
Focus on one strategy at a time and move onto the next as it becomes second nature. You’ll find more sleep tips in your Foundation Plan, which you can access in your Apeiron Life app. If you’re curious about supplements (e.g., melatonin) or sleep technology (e.g., trackers, thermoregulation) reach out to your Apeiron Life expert.