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Challenger’s Journey – Day 50


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? Welcome to Day 50 of the Challenger’s Journey!

Each day for 8 weeks we’re going to help you think, eat, move, or sleep better.

  • ? Each week we will be focusing on 1 of the 4 pillars at a time.
  • ? Each day we will challenge you to take action with a daily mission that you need to complete.

Here’s a quick snapshot of what Week 8 looks like:


Today’s ? Mission:

This is what you need to do in order to successfully complete today’s challenge mission.

  • ✅ Make your bedroom as dark as possible.
  • Try to avoid any unnecessarily bright light 1-2 hours before going to bed.
  • ? Complete the form at the bottom of the page when done.

⚠️ Click here if you need a reminder about how this challenge works and what the rules are.

❓ Got a question? Feel free to ask it in the Sleekgeek 8-Week Challenge community group on Facebook.


More ? Info:

For some, this may be common sense, but for others, you may be completely confused as to why blocking out light at night can be so important for your health.

Well, this is one of those teeny tiny strategies that you can implement which takes very little effort yet rewards you with enormous benefits!

Light = Daytime (Being Awake):

A hormone called melatonin plays a very important role in regulating our internal sleep-wake clock called the circadian rhythm.

When we are exposed to light our brains interpret it to mean that it’s daytime, so melatonin production gets suppressed and we become more awake.

This means with light exposure at night it becomes harder and takes longer for us to fall asleep.

Some people are more sensitive to this than others, but in general, light exposure can affect both the quality and quantity of our sleep.

During the day, it’s good. During the evening, it’s not so good.

Darker Rooms = Better Sleep:

We want to avoid as much light as possible when trying to sleep so that melatonin can do its thing and help us sleep better.

That is why your mission for tonight is to make your room as dark as possible at night, and avoid bright light (particularly from electronics) an hour or so before bedtime.

For a more in-depth explanation and all the science behind how light (especially blue light) disrupts your sleep, you can read Healthline’s article on the topic.

How to block out light:

Ideally you should be able to open your eyes wide at night and not see ANY light at all.

You shouldn’t be able to see your hand in front of your face.

We know that this isn’t always possible, but the goal is to get as close to that as you can.

Some of the things you can do are:

  • Turn off your lights (duh).
  • Make sure there is no other light in the house leaking into your bedroom under the door or through your windows.
  • Cover up any electronic lights such as on your TV, house alarm, air-conditioner, and even your bedside clock. It can be as simple as putting a bit of Prestik or tape over the light source or taping down a sheet of paper over it.
  • Close your curtains and blinds, if need be, throw an extra towel or blanket over them to make sure no street light leaks into your bedroom. You can also buy proper blackout curtains if you want to go the extra mile.
  • If this is impossible, consider purchasing a simple sleep mask from your local pharmacy or travel agency.

Sweet dreams!


Today’s ? Mission:

This is what you need to do in order to successfully complete today’s challenge mission.

  • ✅ Make your bedroom as dark as possible.
  • Try to avoid any unnecessarily bright light 1-2 hours before going to bed.
  • ? Complete the form at the bottom of the page when done.

⚠️ Click here if you need a reminder about how this challenge works and what the rules are.


Mission Accomplished?


Fill in the form below once you’re done so that we can keep track of your progress.

We’ll be awarding spot prizes to deserving challengers as they progress along the Challenger’s Journey.

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