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No Screens Before Bedtime!

Screen time on computers, phones, and tablets can often disrupt sleep. Salk Institute researchers have pinpointed how certain cells in the eye process ambient light and reset our internal clocks, the daily cycles of physiological processes known as the circadian rhythm. After 10 minutes of illumination and under bright light, a substance produced by the retina suppresses the hormone melatonin, which is responsible for regulating sleep. When these cells are exposed to artificial light late into the night, our internal clocks can get confused, resulting in a host of health issues. Ask our pharmacists for recommendations to help with sleep problems.



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