Mark Aloia, PhD, Global Lead for Behavior Change with Philips and Associate Professor of Medicine at National Jewish Health in Denver, CO., has studied health behavior change for the past 20 years. His focus on behavioral methods to improve adherence to treatment has made significant contributions to the sleep and health psychology fields. With Philips, he has played a significant scientific role in designing mobile apps that have demonstrated strong improvements in treatment adherence and are currently used by over half a million users.
“There are also habits in one’s everyday routine that can help lessen the impacts of Daylight Savings. These include eliminating activities and behaviors that prevent adequate sleep, such as smoking or ingestion of alcohol and caffeine close to bedtime. It can also be helpful to limit the bed and bedroom for sleep and intimacy only, avoiding non-sleep related activities such as watching TV, using electronic devices or spending excessive time awake in bed. Finally, creating a sleep environmental that is quiet, cool and comfortable can help with sleep onset and continuity.” – Mark Aloia, PhD, Global Lead for Behavior Change with Philips and Associate Professor of Medicine at National Jewish Health in Denver, CO.
As the clocks turn back, it’s important to remember to address the body’s internal clock too. People need to take the time to listen to their bodies, and do the little things that can help during this time of change – like waking up with Philips Somneo Wake-Up Light, selected as a the top pick in a recent Wirecutter review. Check out this recent article to learn more about how the Somneo Wake-Up Light can help you wake up feeling refreshed.