We all know that sleep is essential to our immune health which is especially important as we try to combat the coronavirus. While some of us are using the “stay at home” order to get our 8+ hours of sleep, others of us are starting some bad habits with no normal schedule.
Though there may be countless factors chipping away at our sleep, one of the most overlooked is how we manage our exposure to light. The wrong type of light at the wrong time can trigger sleep hormones when you need to be alert, and vice versa, putting you woefully out of circadian sync.
Mammals, birds, many reptiles and most fish all share at least one common activity: sleep. The fact that so many creatures spend time sleeping is a pretty good indication that, like breathing and eating, sleep is essential to sustain life and health.
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