Dusk is a natural sleep aid

Jun 12, 2021 | Featured, Sleep tips

Sleep comes naturally when we follow the natural rhythm of dark and light.

Artificial light tricks our bodies into thinking it’s still daytime, while dim light signals our bodies to start producing relaxing hormones, which help us unwind and fall asleep easily.

Minimise your exposure to light after dusk and experiment with soft lighting to see how it affects your mood and ability to sleep well.

One of my favourite things to do is leave all my lights off as the sky fades, and allow darkness to spread through my home like a long exhale. When I do this, dusk becomes a natural sleep aid because I enter the evening attuned to the quieter tone of night.

Some evenings are more active than others, but it’s always clear that I’ve changed gears from daytime mode.

TRY THIS: Notice when the sun is setting and pause for a few minutes to acknowledge the transition that’s taking place. Feel how this helps your mind and body to slow down — and brings you in tune with the natural rhythm of light and dark.

This is a simple, yet powerful practice that will completely change your experience of night and help you to sleep better naturally.