Biohacking — also known as DIY biology — is an extremely broad and amorphous term that can cover a huge range of activities, from performing science experiments on yeast or other organisms to tracking your sleep and diet to changing your biology to enhance your body’s functionality. Today we want to share with you a couple of very simple tricks to biohack your health at home. Ready? Let’s go… Easy Biohacks To Do At Home Sleep Better: Get Rid Of Blue Light As we have mentioned before, one of the main sources of insomnia is blue light. Yes, the light from your phone, iPad, laptop, and tv. Blue light disrupts your body’s sleeping cycle and prevents your brain from releasing serotonin, your brain’s sleeping chemical. Since we know that staying off of one’s phone is nearly impossible, there is another way to help fix this issue. Flux is an app that fixes your screen light and allows you to keep scrolling late at night without disrupting your sleeping cycle. The best part; is free. Feel At Your Best: Find Out Your Sleep Type Finding out your sleeping type is key to improving the quality of your rest. Everybody has a biological clock that enables you to do things at your best, they are also known as biological chronotypes. Finding out your biological chronotype, or sleeping style is a great tool to help you function at your best and find out the actual best timing to go to bed, wake up, and even have sex. Find out yours in the following Chronotype Quiz. Digital Detox: Unplug We often mention the importance of taking a break once in a while. However, due to lockdown and quarantine, people are increasing their social media interactions by up to 60%. This means that if you used to be an hour a day on Instagram, now you are investing up to 2.5 hours a day. Although this might seem harmless, the reality is that social media exposure increases our chances of feeling anxious, stressed, and even depressed. A recent survey of 1,787 adults found that those who used social media more often were significantly more depressed in comparison to those with fewer media interaction. Our verdict; quit social media on weekends, and try to turn off your social media alerts during this time(it is possible). Look and Feel Younger: Caffeine Therapy Besides making you feel at your best, coffee can also be a key to look your best. According to an NCBI study, coffee scrubs can be a great way to improve your body’s physical appearance. A simple coffee scrub before showering can make you feel relaxed, due to aromatherapy benefits, and improve your physique in the following areas: Exfoliation: When ground, coffee makes for the perfect exfoliant that will expose your radiant skin underneath. Reduction of Puffy Eyes: Due to the caffeine in coffee, coffee can help you to reduce the puffiness of your eyes after a restless night. Improved Circulation: Two studies found that another coffee benefit is its ability to improve the circulation of blood in your skin, thus delivering more nutrients and washing waste away. Slowing Aging: Studies have shown that antioxidants can slow down the natural skin aging process. Anti-Inflammatory Effects: Coffee is a natural anti–inflammatory mixture that may support your skin in handling the daily environmental stressors. Calming Effects: According to research by the University of Scranton, people ingest more antioxidants in coffee than any other common household food or drink. From these antioxidants, researchers have found a link between their presence and the ability of the skin to remain balanced in stress. Reduces Cellulite: This aforementioned study proved that a formulation containing caffeine reduced the occurrence of cellulite. Moreover, research showed that an emulsion containing caffeine could reduce the diameter of fatty cells. Have you tried any of these DIY biohacks? How was your experience? Share it with us in the comment section! At Rehealth, we believe that having informed patients is the only way to deliver optimal healthcare. Visit our website to find out more interesting content and be a part of an amazing health integrated community! www.rehealth.com Sources: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23075568/ https://thepowerofwhenquiz.com/ https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2221169112601543 https://www.bulletproof.com/sleep/sleep-hacks/5-easy-biohacks-for-beauty-detox-and-better-sleep/ http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/26783723 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21564138/ https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1473-2165.2008.00357.x https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0887233303001140 FacebookPinTweetEmail Michelle Ibarra Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.