🎯 Today’s Mission:
To successfully complete today’s mission:
- ✅ Make your bedroom as dark as possible tonight.
- ✅ [OPTIONAL] Share with us, in the Sleekgeek Sleep Challenge Support Group, what changes you made to make your bedroom darker (of it it’s already pitch black).
- ✅ Complete the form at the bottom of the page when done.
💡 More Info:
A hormone called melatonin plays a very important role in regulating our internal sleep-wake clock called the circadian rhythm.
When it gets dark, our bodies produce more melatonin which helps us to feel tired and get ready to go to sleep.
However, when we are exposed to bright light (particularly blue light from electronic screens, LED bulbs, the sky, etc) our brains interpret it to mean that it’s daytime so melatonin production gets suppressed.
You can read more about how light negatively affects melatonin your sleep over here.
🌘 Make Your Room Dark:
Your mission today is to make your room as dark as possible for when you go to sleep.
Ideally, you should be able to open your eyes wide at night and not see ANY light at all. You shouldn’t even be able to see your hand in front of your face.
This isn’t always possible, but the goal is to get as close to that as possible.
- Turn off your lights (duh).
- Make sure there is no other lights 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 simple such as putting a bit of Prestik or tape over the bulb 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.
- If this is impossible, consider purchasing a simple sleep mask from your local pharmacy, Amazon, or Takealot.
✅ Mission Accomplished?
Fill in the form below once you’re done to keep track of your progress.