Is this the ideal bedtime?
What time did you go to bed last night? Were you down and out by 9pm? Or scrolling through Instagram until 1am?
Well, either way, you may want to adjust your sleeping patterns because according to wellness expert Shawn Stevenson, the optimal bedtime for better vitality, skin and hair is 10pm.
His reasoning? Our bodies and minds work best when we follow the natural patterns of the sun rising and setting.
But I’m not entirely sure where daylight savings fits into this - does it mean we need to head to bed really early in winter? Or just at 9pm since we’re minusing an hour?
I still have so many questions, Shawn!
I guess the only way we’ll know for sure if this bedtime works is to trial it. So while I may not have the answer about daylight savings, I can tell you Shawn’s top tips for getting to bed by 10pm:
- Stop looking at electronic devices at 8pm.
- Work out early in the day (even if it’s just for 10 minutes).
- Avoid caffeine, sugar and dairy during the second half of your day.
What time do you usually go to bed? Does your bedtime affect your mood?