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Updated March 18, 2022
Day 5: The 2 Things I Use Everyday to Get Better Sleep (one is free!)
Welcome to Day 5 of the 7-Day Sleep Course! You have just THREE days left of this transformational course…
Yesterday, on Day 4, we talked about the best and worst positions you can sleep in (and what it does to your body when you sleep in an unneutral position).
Today, I have two very exciting things to share with you…
I use these two tools every single day to prepare me for my night of sleep and to keep my circadian rhythm in its NATURAL rhythm. I consider these things essential for anyone living in the 21st century.
Press play on the video below to learn what they are…
You may be thinking, “Dr. Chad, why are you wearing those silly-looking glasses?”
Well, let me explain…
By this point in the course, you’re well aware of that bright, artificial light that beams from your TV, phone, iPad, and every other electronic device…
It’s so bright that the receptors in your eyes and the pigments in your skin get confused…thinking that the sun is still up, even when it’s nighttime.
Which makes your body produce even MORE daytime hormones like cortisol, rather than your sleep hormone melatonin.
With that being said, one of the easiest ways to combat this is to start wearing blue-light-blocking glasses before you go to bed.
My wife and I start wearing these glasses as soon as the sun goes down. Especially in the winter when the sun sets at around 5:00 PM…
This allows us to keep the lights on, while also preparing our bodies for bedtime.
The brand that I personally use and that I recommend to my clients is called Swanwick.
The second sleep-enhancing tool that I use is a program called f.lux, which can be installed on your phone, iPad, or computer.
Its sole purpose is to naturally dim the brightness of your screen as the sun goes down and is another great way to help regulate your body according to what’s happening outside.
On Day 3, we went outside and I explained the importance of exposing your skin and your eyes to the sun first thing in the morning. This practice is even more important at the END of the day when the sun goes down. And f.lux helps to accomplish this, keeping you aligned with nature throughout the day.
These two tools—the blue-light-blocking glasses and f.lux—have had a tremendous impact on myself, my wife, and the entire NativePath team.
Congrats! You just completed Day 5 of The NativePath Sleep Course: The Sleepless Person’s Guide to Getting Better Sleep (in just 7 days). There are just TWO days left!
Tomorrow, on Day 6, I’m going to share the 3 beverages that disrupt your sleep (and what you can drink instead).
To better sleep,
P.S. In the Comment Section below, tell me what the quality of your sleep was last night, on a scale of 1 to 10.
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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