Electronics at night can suppress melatonin, which not only reduces your chance of a good night’s sleep, but increases your risk for obesity, diabetes and other chronic illnesses. I’ve been preaching this for many years, and the research only gets stronger with time.
Sleep in a completely dark room, without phones, tablets, e-readers, laptops, TV or other electronic devices. Doing otherwise keeps the brain alert, turns off melatonin production, and skews your body clock for daytime. And while TVs contribute to the problem, small electronics held close to the face make it much worse.
The American Medical Association, not exactly known for being ahead of the curve, issued a policy to this effect in June, and made the warning especially strong for children and teenagers.
Many of my clients find that once they start sleeping soundly, many other health issues, including weight loss, fall into place. If you would like personal help, please make an appointment.
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