Want a Good Night’s Sleep? Make Sure to Switch Your TV off Before Going to Bed!

Want a Good Night’s Sleep

was talking to my husband about getting a good night’s sleep when I read something about sleeping with the television on.

looked like he might have found a possibility of not getting enough sleep or why I felt very bad when I woke up. Perhaps this was my answer. Maybe it was because I was falling asleep with the TV on. Have you ever done that?

From a young age, I have never been able to get a good night’s sleep in pure, pure silence or darkness. I’ve always found this to be more annoying than the noise itself. I realized how easy it was to fall asleep in the living room, while my parents watched television. I also found it more enjoyable to sleep with a fan so beat noise I’ve come to love. Needless to say how I fall asleep and how I feel when I wake contradict each other. When I wake up almost every morning, I still feel tired. Of course, this could be caused by a number of things, but what is said sleep with the TV on can deprive him of sleep a good night’s rest. Could this be true?

Our sleep habits

To paint a bigger picture, I would like to share sleeping habits of my family. My husband likes the pure darkness, pure silence, and a cold room. As for me, I love the sound and the breeze of a fan and prefer at least some light to a room full of twinkling lights of a disco ball. Either way, my hobby can keep me for hours with insomnia. Our children, however, can get a good night’s sleep, in any condition and options with noise or no noise – no matter. Therefore, our sleep patterns are different in many ways, for each of us, but finally found the dream anyway.

This is where it varies. I am the only one who suffers from clinical depression, and according to studies, depression is a condition that stems from sleeping with the television on. Now that is interesting enough to capture my attention information. I want to know more because I can never seem to get a good night’s sleep.

Dr. Guy Meadows School Sleep, a clinic in west London, says:

“We are designed to sleep in the dark. when the sun rises, the light receptors in the retina at the back of the eye tell us it’s time to wake up by inhibiting the release of melatonin. “

So here it is what led to this. Melatonin is designed to help you relax and if light inhibits melatonin, then we can not rest. Hmmm, it seems that our brain is being tricked into awakening when to sleep … when we have light and sound during sleep, that is.

Even when the eyelids are closed, their retinas can still collect this light! How can you get a good night’s sleep? And if your brain is tired, then how you can use rational thought?

Diana Pilkington of Daily Mail said

“Tiredness dampens the effect of the pre-frontal cortex of the brain, He is responsible for rational thinking and leads us to use part of the brain that is responsible for emotion-the amygdala. ”

There is a clear relationship between sleep cycles and mood. There is also a connection between light and depression , but it is not the only thing you might expect. Usually when you think of the light impinging on depression, you think about the positive effects of vitamin D in depression . In this case, the light can be harmful to depression due to light during sleep is a distraction, so the wrong part of the brain that govern emotions take over for the next day. Phew! I hope you understand where I went with that.

As usual, we tested this idea.

Tracy Bedrosian, a student studying doctorate in neuroscience Ohio State University put forward an experiment with 16 hamsters. Of the 16 rodents, two study groups were created. Both groups were exposed to light for 16 hours a day. Over the next 8 hours, half of the hamsters were exposed to pure dark while the other half is exposed to flashing light, much like a television screen. This is what we have.

Emily Sohn Discovery News reported

“Hamsters private darkness drank 20% less sugar water than the other group. This suggests that they were not finding enjoy the same activities that used to give pleasure. ”

Hamsters not only show no interest, also gave while swimming, while the other half, those who sleep in pure darkness, showed healthy results. The brains of hamsters were also studied reveal that the group with decreased motivation also had a marked change in the hippocampal region. This same change in the hippocampus also observed in those suffering from clinical depression. Wow!

With this new information, you may want to reconsider how to sleep , and maybe not. is only one study, after all, and you have to make your own decision according to how you feel. If you have slept all his life with the sound of television and fan buzz and feel perfectly well, then who it is to try to change that. Apparently, he has no trouble getting a good night’s sleep.

But if you’re struggling to get a good night’s sleep, you may want to try something different. After all, what’s the harm in trying something new. You never know, you might just find the answer by turning off the TV and turn off the lights.

sleep well, my friends.

By Sherrie H.

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