Monday, June 27, 2011
"If there is a speed of light...is there a speed of dark?" -Jiggs
Song of The Night: "Waltz for Aidenz" by Mogwai
Sleep Tip #097- "Daylight" -Despite however hard we might try to wish the sun into not rising every morning...it happens. Now this might seem to be a natural phenomena especially horrifying for the insomniac, BUT! have no fear for this harbinger of light can actually be manipulated for our benefit.
See even though the last thing we may want to do after waking up is get anywhere near a bright light, sunlight can actually help us sleep better. Just imagine that each of us is a solar activated alarm clock. When we immerse ourselves in daylight, that's how our body knows its morning time and its time to wake up, and in effect our body knows that roughly 14 hours from first exposure to daylight, its time to sleep. If we trick our body into thinking that its not morning until noon, there's going to be a problem when we try to get our body to think that 10pm is a reasonable bedtime.
So, try to get at least 10 minutes of direct consecutive sunlight each morning as soon after waking up as possible. Not only will Vitamin D development be stimulated, which has several benefits of its own. But you will be setting your biological clock for the day.