Artificial light nowadays is something that people don’t talk about. We take it for granted. Although it takes a huge part of our lives.
Light, lightning bulbs comes from the same time. The link between electricity and light is a big remark for our time. Tomas Edison made that in . And since than we are developing completely different lifestyles around the simple option to stay awake a little bit.
Staining awake late at night changes our biological clock. It turns us against nature. It makes us close the window curtains and sleep until 9-10 on the weekends, even later. Why not? It’s so good to chill in bed early in the morning. Well there is nothing wrong with that, not at all. While sun makes us happier and lifts our wellbeing, artificial light does the opposite. It is not a big secret actually. But what really is important to keep in mind is that it also influence our hormones.
The sun and lamps emit visible light and invisible radiations, such as ultraviolet (UV) and infrared (IR). Which radiations determine its effect on our cells and hormones. Exposing yourself longer to artificial illumination cause your body to produce less melatonin. Hence that is disturbing your sleep. It tends to prevent you from falling asleep. Also reducing the sleeps quality. If you tend to wake up groggy that may be one of the reasons. In fact artificial light is responsible for some types of cancer and cardiovascula in result of “over exposing”. And that may be avoided by going to bet earlier. Or reducing illumination as much as possible with the progression of the night.
A simple recipe for increasing quality of sleep is :
A cup of hot water, mixed with 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and 1 tablespoon of honey
As weird as it might sound it is quite tasty. The honey helps vinegar almost taste like apple cider. Tim Ferris mentioned that at in his book “Tools of Titans”. It works wonders, I was amazed from its effect. It really makes your body and mind to recharge through the night. The receive is very helpful if you are missing some hours of sleep, or if you had a hard day.