Sleep Tip #5 – No Light

Image courtesy of Keerati at FreeDigitalPhotos.netLight.  You know the kind that your alarm clock emits or any digital device is notoriously known to illuminate the dark.  That’s right, I hate any kind of light that “might” wake me or for that matter, keep me awake.  I usually have to cover any light with something dark.  While I was in California, I had to cover the internet modem, the printer, the alarm clock, and a host of other devices in the room.  For me, I just cannot sleep unless it is dark, dark, dark.  This may be because I have lived in the country without street lights and only the moon and stars for luminance for the last 18 years.

“While it’s typically thought that your biological clock is what tells you when it’s time to wake up or go to sleep, light and dark signals actually control your biological clock. To get more specific, a part of your brain called the Suprachiasmatic Nucleus (SCN) — a group of cells in your hypothalamus — controls your biological clock…when your eyes signal to your SCN that it’s dark outside, your body will begin to produce melatonin, a hormone that helps you sleep … Melatonin is secreted primarily in your brain and at night it triggers a host of biochemical activities, including a nocturnal reduction in your body’s estrogen levels.” (Mercola, “Do Cold Temperatures Improve Sleep”)

Okay, tonight I am planning to make that all important melatonin to help me sleep.

Tune in for more weight loss and sleeping tips on Monday…I need the weekend off. Enjoy your weekend too.

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Brenda loves learning and sharing what she's learning with you. She is a certified keto/carnivore coach with Keto-Adapted (Maria and Craig Emmerich, a certified holistic nutritional consultant (CHNC), and a natural nutrition clinical practitioner (NNCP).