Olivia shares sleep secrets

Sleep expert Olivia Arezzolo.

Last week we announced a regular column featuring Australia’s leading sleep expert, Olivia Arezzolo!

To kick things off, Ms Arezzolo, who grew up in Sale, is sharing her number one tip for you to sleep well.

The number one thing you must do to sleep well is to block out blue light in the evening – light is our primary zeitgeber (factor controlling the circadian rhythm, and therefore, melatonin levels), so if there is one thing you can do to support your ability to fall asleep faster, sleep deeper and wake more refreshed, it’s to block out blue light 2-3 hours before bed, depending on your chronotype. For this, I recommend 100 per cent blue light blocking glasses.

Olivia Arezzolo recently released her new book Bear, Lion or Wolf: How Understanding Your Sleep Type Could Change Your Life, which aims to help readers understand their sleep type, or chronotype. Find out more at her website www.oliviaarezzolo.com.au

Olivia Arezzolo grew up in Sale.