It’s all too easy (and quite tempting) to come home from a long day at work, climb into bed and turn on the TV for some R&R before it’s “light’s out.” But how many of us fall asleep with TV still on, phone in our hand, maybe even forgetting to turn off the lights altogether?
We’ve become a 24-hour culture, plugged into devices that illuminate our bedrooms to no end. However, it’s no secret that a good night’s sleep is the cornerstone of a healthy lifestyle.
So maybe it’s time to heed Mom’s advice…
Turning off the lights at bedtime allows for a better night’s sleep and keeps melatonin production chugging along, which can help with cell growth and limit the development of cancer cells. Sweet (dreams)!
Wondering how you can block out light and unplug without sleeping in a cave? Check out these small changes that can make a big difference while you’re grabbing your zzz’s: