TURN DOWN THE WHAT?

TURN DOWN THE WHAT?

By the time you’ve had your time on this mortal coil, you’ll have spent up to 30 years asleep. To get the most out of that investment, you’d better figure out which sleeping posture you find most restorative, then build your bed around it. You can do that by buying the right mattress and pillow to mitigate against any areas of discomfort. If you sleep on your side, putting a pillow between your legs will minimize twisting strain on your lower back, while hip pain can be lessened by using a mattress topper to help soften and contour your body.

 

2 HIDE THE CELL & IPAD
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Research in the Zero Belly Diet suggests that the more electronics we bring into the bedroom, the fatter we get—especially among children. A study in the Pediatric Obesity journal found that kids who bask in the nighttime glow of a TV or computer don’t get enough rest and suffer from poor lifestyle habits. Researchers found that students with access to one electronic device were 1.47 times as likely to be overweight as kids with no devices in the bedroom. That increased to 2.57 times for kids with three devices. Even if you’re a full-grown adult, it’s best to leave your iPad in the living room.

3 TURN DOWN THE WHAT?
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Use an app like F.lux to reduce the blue light emitting from your computer and smartphone. It works by eliminating eye strain from the harsh light that inhibits melatonin production. Melatonin is the hormone responsible for regulating sleep rhythms. The latest iPhone and iPads have a similar built-in feature called Night Shift.

4 WEAR SHADES
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If you simply have to watch TV late at night and don’t mind looking a little silly, try wearing BluBlocker sunglasses. It’s like an analog way to get the benefits of the app mentioned above.

5 HAVE SEX OR MASTURBATE
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The relaxation and release that solo or partnered sexual release can provide is like nature’s Xanax. Could there be a more entertaining way to work toward your weight-loss goals than building in a little loving before lights-out? Ready to get it on? Don’t miss these foods sex experts say to eat.

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