Day 2: How to Optimize Your Sleep Environment to Get the Best Night's Sleep of Your Life

March 13, 2022

Day 2: How to Optimize Your Sleep Environment to Get the Best Night's Sleep of Your Life

Welcome to Day 2 of the 7-Day Sleep Course!

Let’s do a quick check-in…

Day 2 Check-In:

  • How are your journaling sessions before bed going? Have you gotten any insights or revelations from it?
  • How’s your sleep rating? Has it gone up?
  • How do you like your sleepytime Collagen PM drink? Has it helped relax you?
  • How’s your screen-free time going? What do you do during this time? Do you have a favorite activity?
  • How is aiming for 7 hours of sleep going? Is it easy or a bit of a challenge?

Choose one of the above questions and write your answer in the “Comments Section” at the bottom of this blog post. We want to hear from you!

On Day 1, we talked about how to optimize your nighttime routine. Today, we’re going to talk about how to optimize your sleep environment so that you can get deeper, higher-quality sleep—every single night.

In this video, you’ll discover…

  • How to optimize the environment in your bedroom so that you can get the best night's sleep of your life.
  • Why the invention of the lightbulb has affected our sleep quality, and what you can do about it.
  • The best temperature to sleep in.

Like I said in the Orientation Video, we should always strive to do what our genes expect of us.

And there’s an invention that came about in 1879 that disrupted our genes…

The lightbulb.

However helpful artificial light has been for society, it’s just not how our genes were programmed.

Before 1879, when the sun went down, we went to sleep.

Once the lightbulb was invented, we stayed up…

With artificial light, your skin, body, and eyes think that the sun is still up—even when it’s nighttime. Which convinces your body to secrete more daytime hormones, while suppressing important sleep hormones like melatonin.

This wreaks havoc on your body, making it more and more difficult to fall asleep.

And now, in the 21st century, this light just keeps growing and growing…

And how it’s made its way into your bedroom…

A sacred place that’s intended for just two things: Sleep, and the other “S” word…

So, what can you do to optimize your bedroom for high-quality sleep?

Read on…

2 Tips on How to Optimize Your Bedroom for High-Quality Sleep

The following 2 tips will help optimize your sleep environment so that you can finally experience restorative sleep.

Tip #1: Minimize External Light

3 ways to minimize the external light in your room include…

  • Invest in blackout curtains to prevent outside light from shining in (you can use a blanket as well).
  • Switch out your alarm clocks for a battery-operated, light-free alarm clock.
  • Put a piece of dark duct tape over the blinking light on your fire alarm.

Tip #2: Set an Optimal Temperature

Setting your thermostat anywhere from 66 to 68 degrees allows you to bundle in a blanket without overheating.

In addition to this, it’s helpful to have a fan going to get some air circulation throughout your room.

What’s Next?

Congrats! You just completed Day 2 of The NativePath Sleep Course: The Sleepless Person’s Guide to Getting Better Sleep (in just 7 days).

Tomorrow, on Day 3, I’m keeping it short and sweet (the video is less than 2 minutes!). I’ll be revealing an ancient sleep tip that very few people are talking about…

It’s simple. Effective. And exactly what your genes need each day!

Well, that’s all I have for you today. Keep an eye out in your inbox to get your hands on tomorrow’s ancient sleep-enhancing tip!

To better sleep,

Dr. Chad

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As a doctor of Physical Therapy, Senior Wellness Expert, and co-founder of NativePath, Dr. Walding has helped millions of people improve their quality of life from the inside out—by speaking, writing, and educating others on how to live life a little more #OnThePath.

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