DrLullaby’s founder, Lisa Medalie, PsyD, DBSM contributes to this Microsoft News Lifestyle article, Explaining why you should spend time outside and it affects your circadian rhythm and morning alertness.
3. Spend time outside
On a cold day when you don’t technically need to leave the house, it can be tempting to skip your daily walk around the neighborhood. But exposing yourself to even a few minutes of natural blue light in the morning can be a game-changer. “Expose yourself to sunlight first thing in the morning by going for a 15-minute walk, suggests behavioral sleep medicine specialist Lisa Medalie, PsyD, CBSM. “It improves circadian rhythm and morning alertness, thereby reducing insomnia.”