Our Top Tips For A Better Night's Sleep

All around the world, daylight saving time zones are changing! Did you know this can impact your sleep too?

24 Mar, 2022




All around the world, daylight saving time zones are changing! Did you know, this can impact your sleep too?

In case you didn’t know, this month we’re challenging you to improve your health and wellness with achievable, weekly lifestyle changes. See last week’s blog for our first challenge, 5 Tips To Improve Your Nutrition.

This week, we’re focusing on improving your sleep! This is because good sleep can improve your mood and brain function (e.g. productivity and memory), helps you smash new PBs in your workouts and also helps to prevent weight gain, among many other things! As such, here’s 5 tips to start implementing tonight so you can get a better night’s sleep!

1. Stay away from screens at least 2 hours before bedtime

Lady on phone

This is because of the large amounts of blue light electronic devices (e.g. phones and computers) emit. This isn’t great for your sleep as it tricks your brain into thinking it’s still daytime, confusing your circadian rhythm! This can reduce your body’s production of hormones like melatonin, which help with sleep.

2. Have a glass of milk or a handful of pumpkin seeds 4 hours before bed

glass of milk

This is because both contain tryptophan, a nutrient shown to help you fall asleep faster and for longer! If you’re someone who struggles with falling and staying asleep, this tip could be especially beneficial for you. Our Personalised Wellness Kit can help you identify if you need extra help with your sleep duration based on your DNA.

3. Avoid large meals before bed


The discomfort from a large meal can keep you up and disrupt your hormones (e.g. melatonin). For a good night’s sleep, time your dinner 2-3 hours before bedtime! 

Did you know, our Personalised Wellness Kit can give you further insight into the timing of your meals around sleep? The DNA insight, Sleep and Healthy Blood Sugar Levels, can reveal when to time dinner and breakfast to reduce your risk of Type 2 Diabetes.

4. Go to bed and wake up at the same time everyday.

woman asleep in bed

This is because your body’s circadian rhythm functions on a set loop, meaning being consistent with your sleep/wake times can promote sleep quality. This tip is especially important for those with the BDNF gene, associated with experiencing social jetlag (a DNA insight you can unlock with our Personalised Wellness Kit).

5. Order a Personalised Wellness Kit 

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For a personalized and long-term approach to healthy living, check out our Personalized Wellness Kit. Here, you can unlock personalized sleep insights on:

sleep dna insights

Good quality sleep is transformative. To feel great, unlock a sleep routine that’s individual to your DNA!

Other insights categories include:

dna insight categories except sleep

All delivered conveniently via the myDNA Unlocked app! Plus, receive a free 30 day trial to our Premium Membership from the time your insights are released into the app. This includes our DNA powered meal and workout plans!

Make small steps for big changes with our Personalised Wellness Kit today!

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