Good Sleep Recipe
Learn more about the science behind the sleep recipe for the Yale Sleep Week Challenge.
Good sleep comes from what you do during the day as well as what you do at night.
Check off each item to indicate your commitment to quality sleep for National Sleep Week March 12-18, 2023. Allow sleep pressure to build and put you to sleep at bedtime. Use light and darkness to train your body when it is physiologic day and night.
During the homeostatic sleep drive (S). adenosine accumulates while alert and awake and creates a sleep pressure that puts you to asleep at bedtime.
The brain’s suprachiasmic nucleus is the master clock, though every cell keeps time. Zeitgebers are environmental cues of alert awake times. Process C: The circadian cycle is dictated largely by light and dark. Darkness triggers melatonin and tells the body it is physiologic night.