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.