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Why you Shouldn’t go to bed the same time Everyday

We are already close to two months past summer solstice. Summer solstice is the day of the greatest number of daylight hours and least amount of dark hours. This is HUGE info for your health, and if you ignore this, your cells cannot function optimally. Since eight weeks ago we have lost close to an hour of daylight per day. Loss of sunlight and more dark hours means we should be sleeping more–whether you like it or not. On June 21, we had close to 9.5 hours of darkness in a day and today, August 24, we will have about 10 hours and 53 minutes of darkness. That’s a difference of nearly an hour and 20 minutes. How you choose to use this time has significant implications for your health. As we move closer to winter, we’ll have even more darkness. On December 31, we’ll have near 14 hours of darkness. That’s a difference the 4.5 hours per day compared to the beginning of summer!

Actionable steps

1. Start NOW by getting close to an hour more of sleep than what you did during the summer. The simplest (not easy though!!) thing to do for most people is tack on that extra shuteye time in the evening. #paynoworpaymorelater

2. In Arizona, during the winter the sun is further south. When the sun is further south, we have less short wavelength colors of light like blues and greens. Less short wavelength colors mean you’ll want to avoid your phone even more especially in the evening. In the middle of December, the sunset is around 5:15 pm. If you are looking at your cellphone past sunset, you are crushing your cells’ ability to heal. #sanssocialmedia

3. Wear blue and green light blocking glasses from sunset to bed and keep lights at a low level. #redglasses

4. Sleep in COMPLETE darkness. #blackoutcurtains

5. Do RNIr regularly. In the fall and winter, we typically wear more clothes which blocks light from hitting
our skin. Our skin and eyes need healing frequencies of light to function optimally. #autoimmune


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