Artifical Light and Your Sleep

J.D. Moyer made the decision recently to conduct a little experiment with artificial light and his rest cycle.

Artifical Light and Your Sleep - An Experiment

For one month, whenever the sun set, he turned off all the gadgets and lights in his house. From the bulb hidden in his refrigerator to his laptop pc.

It worked. Instead of falling asleep at midnight, Moyer’s head was hitting the pillow as early as 9 p.m. He felt so well-rested during the test, he said, that close friends remarked on his unexpected morning perkiness.

“I had the experience, a number of times, just feeling unreasonably happy for no reason. And it was the rest,” he mentioned. “Sure, you can get by with six or seven several hours, but sleeping eight or nine several hours — it is a various state of mind.”

Much more than ever, consumer electronics — especially laptops, smartphones and Apple’s new iPad — are shining bright light into our eyes until just moments prior to we doze off.

Now there’s growing concern that these glowing devices may really fool our brains into thinking it is daytime. Exposure can disturb sleep patterns and exacerbate insomnia, some rest researchers said in interviews.

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