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  • The Mind Body Foundation

Minimizing exposure to artificial light

Artificial light has allowed us to stay awake farther into the evenings leading to changes in natural sleeping patterns. It disrupts the sleep cycle and also affects brain wave patterns, hormone production, and cell regulation. Research shows that people experiencing disrupted sleep are more susceptible to medical issues like depression, obesity, breast and prostate cancer, cardiovascular disease and insomnia.

Here are a few tips to combat this issue.

- Switch to yellow/ dimmer lights at home in the evenings

- Dark rooms aid in getting better sleep, so invest and get dark curtains if your room is exposed to light from outside

- Try and put away any technological devices (Phone, iPad, Tv, Laptop) one hour before bedtime

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