The sun is setting earlier and it’s time to get into a fall rhythm! Though we’re missing long summer nights, fall is a great time to check in with our bodies and prepare for the upcoming change of season. Need a few tips to gracefully enter the colder months? We got you covered. Feel well rested & energized as ever with these fall rituals…
Wind down earlier
With the sunlight hours decreasing, try going to bed earlier. If you’re an early riser, waking up while it’s still dark can be a challenge, so hitting the sack earlier can mean you wake up more rested. Aim for 8 hours of sleep a night.
Decompress before bed
Bedtime rituals are important for ensuring a good night’s sleep. If you often have trouble falling asleep, incorporating some relaxing activities an hour or two before bed will help you reach a peaceful slumber more easily. The blue light from screens and devices has been shown to disrupt sleep cycles, so switch to a book or magazine before bed. Dim the lights in your room and consider some gentle stretching, breathing, or meditation.
Get some sun
If the darker season tends to make you tired, get outside when you can. An afternoon walk in the sun can be energizing and invigorating. If you find yourself really missing the light in the evening or early morning, try a sun lamp, which mimics the light from the sun.
Don’t skip exercise
If you often exercise outside, you may be tempted to skip your workout as temperatures drop. Whether you layer up or just start using a gym, find a way to stay active in the colder months. Studies show that people who exercise during the day often sleep better at night.