You’ve probably heard that getting enough sleep is one of the most important things you can do for your health. However, even folks who regularly get 8 hours of sleep every night might experience sleep-related problems if their melatonin levels aren’t where they should be. Feeling sleepy during the day, having trouble falling asleep, or waking up throughout the night are just a few signs that could indicate problems with melatonin synthesis or function.
Taking more melatonin, such as chewable tablets or supplements, is a temporary solution that can work for short periods of time. However, the natural production of melatonin is far better still, especially in the long run. In this article, we will discuss how to naturally increase melatonin in the body to help you sleep better and wake up feeling more refreshed.
Melatonin is a hormone that is naturally produced in the pineal gland area of the brain. It plays a crucial role in regulating our sleep-wake cycles – also known as the circadian rhythm – and is influenced by the light of the sun.
At night when it starts to get dark outside, melatonin gets released and signals to our bodies that it’s time to prepare for sleep. When we’re exposed to other lights throughout the day though, this natural circadian rhythm can get disrupted, leading to trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or feeling unrested and groggy the next day.
Melatonin helps us fall asleep, stay asleep, and wake up feeling well-rested – but, did you know that this important sleep hormone becomes less potent as we age? If you’re looking for natural ways to boost melatonin production for sleep, there are several practices and natural alternatives to melatonin pills. Add these steps to your sleep regimen for a more holistic and balanced approach to getting better sleep.
1. Dim Lights at Night
Bright lights before bed can throw our circadian rhythm out of balance and prevent us from feeling sleepy. Dimming your lights at least one hour before bed can help counterbalance some of the negative effects bright light has on your ability to fall asleep.
2. Reduce Screen Time (Blue Light)
Blue light from computers, phones, and TV screens can disrupt our circadian rhythm more than any other light type thanks to the stimulating effects of blue light wavelengths. Reducing screen usage before bed – or using “night shift” or “anti-blue” mode on your devices after sunset – can help counterbalance some of the negative effects blue light waves have on sleep quality.
3. Consider Sleep Glasses
Sleep glasses are a natural, non-invasive, and highly effective way to achieve consistently better sleep long-term. By wearing specially pigmented orange glasses in the hours leading up to bedtime, all blue and some blue-green light waves are virtually intercepted. Plus, the orange tint is similar enough to the light of the sunset, so it helps your brain know when to release its melatonin into the bloodstream. Sleep glasses are a simple and practical sleep support method that can be even more effective and convenient than blue-light blockers.
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Ocusleep™ lenses contain a formulated orange pigment that blocks all blue and some blue-green light, allowing your body to release melatonin and fall asleep more naturally.
By wearing these specially formulated sleep glasses in the hours leading up to bedtime, you can achieve better rest and a more balanced body-clock. Order Ocusleep™ sleep glasses today to experience better, more natural sleep in as little as 2 weeks.