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Tuesday, August 16, 2011


Health editor Janice Kerr is here today with some exciting news for insomia sufferers. -- AP

Thanks, Anastasia. Melatonin is a hormone that makes you tired. Research has shown that if you dim your lights between dusk and bedtime, your body will produce melatonin up to an hour and a half sooner than if you keep your lights bright. This could reduce your risk of insomnia. And as an added bonus, it may also reduce your risk of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes.

So more candlelit dinners? What do you think readers? Any of you suffer from insomnia? Let’s hear from you. -- AP


Liz V. said...

It's waking up after a few hours sleep. Thank goodness for books and blogs.

Cathy Shouse said...

I have ups and downs with sleeping. We upgraded our bedroom blinds to room-darkening, from light-filtering. Still, our neighbor's outside security light and even the moon will make it harder to sleep. Lighting is definitely an issue. I will dim the lights late in the evening to get my tween and teens in the mood for sleep, too.It doesn't always work, but I try!