The role of light in getting a solid night’s sleep goes far beyond just turning off your lights and going to bed.
Science is now exploring the relationship between light, when we’re exposed to it (or not), and sleep quality.
Light plays a very important role in what’s called our circadian rhythm.
Our body’s own natural 24-hour clock informs us about when to feel awake and when to feel tired.
Light also plays a vital role in the production of cortisol, melatonin, and adenosine, all of which influence this sleep-wake cycle.
Think about how we evolved as humans.
We didn’t try to get our best quality sleep after watching hours of the newest Netflix series (as fun as binging Ozarks maybe), and wake up to immediately check our phones and start scrolling on TikTok.