Health & Well-Being

Circadian Rhythms

As we mentioned, lighting is important for adjusting your sleep patterns. If you tried adjusting the lights in your home but it hasn’t helped, your lighting might not be bright enough, and so your next step is to try Bright Light Therapy. You will need to get your hands on a high intensity lightbox that provides greater than 6000 lux with 30-60 minutes exposure per day. If you fall asleep too early, use it in the early evening to delay your cycle; if you fall asleep too late, us it in the morning to stimulate alertness and an earlier bedtime.

If none of these techniques has improved your sleep patterns, there are both prescription and over-the-counter medications you can try. We won’t make any specific recommendations because we’re not physicians and that would be irresponsible, and dangerous.  Instead, we suggest you consult with your doctor for the medication that is right for your situation.



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