The Effect of Blue Light on Sleep

Posted by Darian Dozier on Aug 9, 2023 3:12:00 PM

Getting a good night's rest requires cooperation and coordination of hormones released from your brain. One of the key hormones required for getting good sleep is melatonin. Melatonin is released when your eyes sense low light. That triggers a cascade of other hormones that help your body prepare for bed.

When this process is interrupted, then you may experience challenges with falling asleep. Disruption can happen when you expose your eyes to high levels of light late at night. Screen from cell phones, tablets, and televisions can contribute to this. Continue reading to learn about the effect that blue light has on sleep, and how you can reduce the amount disruption to your melatonin release. 

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Sunlight's Impact on Sleep

Posted by Darian Dozier on Mar 22, 2023 7:46:00 AM

Sunlight was the natural alarm clock of our ancestors, which is probably why our body responds to it the way that it does. Before technology and alarm clocks, the sun and presence of light dictated circadian rhythms. 

Today, that is still true, but we are just exposed to so much artificial light, that our circadian rhythms are not as synchronized to the sun as they once were. 

Balancing your circadian rhythm is important for helping you wake up and go to sleep everyday. One way to help manage that is to get exposure to sunlight or sleep early in the morning, and reduce it late at night. Continue reading for information on sunlight's impact on sleep!

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