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KEY POINTS:

1.  Melatonin is the hormone that makes you sleepy, and it is released at night when it’s dark.

2. Light reduces your melatonin levels, which can lead to disrupted sleep. Even light from your alarm clock is enough to wake you up.

3. Make sure your bedroom is really dark in order to set yourself up for a good night sleep.

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I want you to have a place in your home that is your place to rest and recover. Think of it as a peaceful place where you go to crash out after rocking the world all day. This will be your sleep cave – formerly known as your bedroom.

Melatonin (a hormone that helps regulate sleep) is produced by your pineal gland, which is located deep inside your brain and is very sensitive to light, including light from screens. Therefore, you have to ensure that you are in a dark space while you sleep. Really dark. Even the light from your alarm clock is enough to reduce your melatonin levels. Little things like covering up your alarm clock lights or getting dark curtains for your windows will help!

This also means getting rid of your screens if you have them in the bedroom. Television, tablets, mobile phones all compromise your ability to fall asleep. I realize this can be a huge change for you but having a massive light that flashes at you at 240 frames per second is a sure fire way to make sure you don't fall asleep.