Buffering Your Sleep With a Buffer Zone
Last updated: November 2022
A buffer zone period is a period of time before going to sleep where it can be helpful to some to reduce bright light and reduce the risks of running into mentally and emotionally charged situations.
It's a time of evening that literally "buffers" and helps protect sleep from the busy activities of our daily lives.
How do you build a buffer zone for sleep?
I like some screen-free time in the evening; not only to avoid light but especially to avoid news, emails, and anything potentially stimulating that might be provocative before bed.
What kinds of things can you do in a buffer zone period? Anything you find enjoyable, calming, and relaxing!
Do you have a buffer zone? If so, what do you do during your wind down at night? If you try a buffer zone, let us know how it works for you!
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