Why darkness is the key to sleeping better

Insufficient sleep is an epidemic. According to the Centre for Disease Control anyway. But while everyone seems to have an opinion on how many hours of sleep we get everyday, most of us are missing out on an important piece of the jigsaw: darkness.
Why darkness is the key to sleeping better

That’s right. Dark. Your body needs it too.

Being exposed to regular patterns of light and dark regulates our circadian rhythm. Disruption of this rhythm may increase the risk of developing some health conditions including obesity, diabetes and breast cancer

Light regulates our sleep and wake patterns

The physiological processes that control the daily cycle of sleep and wake, hunger, activity levels, body temperature, melatonin level in the blood, and many other physiological traits are called the endogenous circadian rhythm.

Read more at The Conversation 

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by Laura Stackhouse

readmt.com Editor

Laura Stackhouse is the Web Editor of readmt.com, an official publication of the International Marine Purchasing Association (IMPA). To discuss news, features or contributing to readmt.com please get in touch.

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