Circadian Rhythm?

 "More so than any other color, blue light messes with your body's ability to prepare for sleep because it blocks a hormone called melatonin that makes you sleepy. Bottom line: You're less drowsy than usual at night, and it takes you longer to fall asleep." Source

If you stop to think about our evolution, many thousands of years without a screen in your face right before bed. Thousands of years of natural warm light, the human bio-rhythm in sync with nature and the natural lights of sun and candles. Now, too many spend time in front of bright screens, just before trying to sleep. 

What is that doing? According to a Harvard Study: "The blue light suppressed melatonin for about twice as long as the green light and shifted circadian rhythms by twice as much (3 hours vs. 1.5 hours)." Source The circadian rhythm is a sleep cycle, you normally get 4 or 5 in a good nights rest, fully cleansing your brain, leaving you feeling alert and rested in the morning. With only 2 or 3 cycles, you feel more tired and less energetic, more cranky and more likely to desire chemicals like alcohol to fall asleep faster... alcohol also messes with the circadian rhythm, making things worse. 

We don't need to dwell on this.. it's pretty simple, when it comes to screen time or booze before bed - Less is more.

#soberworldorg  Be the best you! Good Night!