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Watching television: Just like other electronics, your TV emits bright light that can impact your melatonin levels.
One of the key markers of the circadian clock is melatonin.
So with irregular sleepers, melatonin is released later in the night, pushing the circadian clock later as well.
Studies show that blue light can disrupt your production of melatonin (AKA your sleep chemical).
Plus, screen time before bedtime (or more specifically the blue light that screens give off) actually suppresses the body’s production of melatonin, the hormone that helps your body drift to dreamland, and has been linked to worse sleep quality.
Magnesium, with muscle-relaxing properties, is also essential for melatonin production and sleep.
Further, blue light from electronic devices may impede the release of melatonin, which people need for sleep.
At the same time, experts conclude that the release of oxytocin reduces stress levels, and its accompanying melatonin signals the body for a time of rest.
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First Known Use: 1958See Words from the same year
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