9 responses to “A New-Old Insomnia Cure: Darkness”

  1. Living Large

    Good for you in your quest to sleep in darkness. There was also a study a couple of years ago that sleeping with lights on raises the risk of certain cancers.

  2. Merr

    A dark room is a huge help. We also have a dual control heated mattress pad. If I set my side on a warm temp, it also tends to help me further relax and fall asleep if I’m having some “issues” with that.

  3. MyKidsEatSquid

    Technology definitely can interfere with your sleep! My alarm clock went kaputt last week so I started using my iPhone, which usually stays downstairs, out of site, out of mind. But with my iPhone right next to me I found I didn’t sleep as well–kept thinking about checking my email. You have me convinced, time for a new alarm clock…

  4. Roxanne @ Champion of My Heart

    Shoot! I’ve been watching more entertainment via laptop in bed lately too. Otherwise, I do try to keep the bedroom very dark. My DH calls it a “cave,” but I do like a dark, dark room when I sleep.

  5. cruise holidays

    This is really true. If I even turn the light on to go to the bathroom in the night it keeps me awake for a good while after!!

  6. Daniel52

    Scientists from John Carroll University addressed this issue over five years ago. They developed special sleep glasses, bulbs and device filters that eliminate the blue wavelength of light responsible for melatonin supression. As one reader points out, natural melatonin is not only responsible for quality sleep but is a vital antioxidant shown to aid in the prevention of certain cancers especially breast and prostate cancer, diabetes and obesity. Research on blue light and melatonin can be found at http://www.lowbluelights.com.

  7. MyTravelFitness.com

    Thanks for the tips. I think it has somehow to do with stimulating your body to slow down coz you’re about to sleep, body system must be in relaxed mode.

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