6 Sleep Myths Busted (Page 2)

Myth 1. Falling asleep to the TV is OK.

The Truth: Artificial light from televisions—and especially from computer and smartphone screens—may suppress production of melatonin, a sleep-inducing hormone triggered by darkness. Artificial light also shifts your circadian rhythms—a biological cycle that responds primarily to daylight and darkness and influences sleep.

Myth 2. A glass of wine before bed will help you get a better night’s rest. »

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