What Does The Future Hold for Sleep?
As sleep moves into a new era, thanks to devices like tablets and smartphones, blue light, sleep aides, and modern technology, we are constantly trying to stay up to date on the latest sleep news to keep getting those eight hours of zzz’s. With technological advances in bedding, as well as the use of natural light to keep our natural circadian rhythm on track, what does this mean for sleep?
Can we use science and technology to improve sleep and say ‘goodbye’ to insomnia for good? Is there a way to kick sleep aids to the side and use nature to bring on some serious zzz’s? According to a recent article published on the Future of Sleep by Brandon R. Peters, MD, the creator of the Insomnia Solved program and writer on sleep for Verywell.com, a neurology-trained sleep medicine specialist at Virginia Mason in Seattle, and consulting assistant professor at the Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine,
“Education is perhaps one of the most helpful interventions to improve insomnia. Learning about the determinants of the sleep drive, how to reinforce circadian rhythms with light exposure, and ways to reduce anxiety and defuse the causes of difficulty sleeping can unravel insomnia quickly. It takes no medication. These elements can be incorporated into a cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBTI) program. We must shift away from our society’s reliance on medications to aid sleep and others to stimulate wakefulness. There is growing evidence that prescription and over-the- counter sleep aid medications may contribute to the long-term development of dementia and other problems. These harms are irreversible; they must be avoided.”
One of the best things you can do to help your body get back to its natural sleep cycles is to get outdoors. Camping has recently become the ‘it’ thing for sleep, as well as clean sleeping. The modern trends that we see in sleep is the future of sleep. Natural, amazing sleep that will keep your mind and body healthy.
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- Romell Bhaala