More Light + More Sleep = Less Drugs!


The struggle to get more and better sleep seems never-ending for many of us. In 2012, 60 million Americans filled prescriptions for sleeping pills. That’s up from 46 million in 2006. Not only are a lot of these sleep medications addictive, many are super bad for your long term health. Getting enough sleep is very important, so these ‘drug-free’ tips to a better nights sleep is something to at least think about trying….

A recent study suggests that one of the best ways to get a good night sleep is to have a window in your office, or where you spend the majority of your day.

If a window in your office is not possible, at least try to have a window near your office or cube.

Compared to workers in windowless offices, those with windows received 73 percent more natural white light exposure during work hours and slept an average of 46 minutes more per night.

Workers who get more sunlight also tend to be more physically active according to this study. And an additional analysis of overall quality of life suggests that they’re generally happier, too.

What unusual trick do you use that helps you get more sleep at night?

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