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Lights out!

One of the most helpful things you can do for your mental health is get a good night’s sleep, i.e seven or eight hours. That’s hard for many of us in this day and age. There’s a lot working against sleep, such as low-grade addiction to substances such as alcohol and cannabis that wake us up in the night when they wear off. Not enough daily walking. Jobs that have irregular schedules or night time hours. A room that’s warmer than 65 degrees. Eating after 6PM. The list goes on and on, but one of the easiest to correct for is having your sleeping space dark and quiet. Make sure ALL lights are out. If it’s still not dark, get black out curtains and use foam ear plugs to silence noise. They take some getting used to, but you’ll sleep a lot better and that’s the more important thing!—MR

Why we need to make the world a darker place

By Johan Eklof, The Guardian US, December 19, 2022

It’s not just bats and other animals that suffer the effects of light pollution – humans need darkness too.

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