Sleep. We all do it. Some of us better than others. But while it’s something we do every night (and some days) it’s often forgotten how important it is. 

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Sleep is a time that your body needs to heal. And it’s not just physical healing either. Mental health is directly linked to sleep quality. One of the best ways to improve your sleep quality is to monitor and adjust your screen time before bed.

Clinical psychologist Janice Domisse joined Mel and Jeziel in the studio to share some tips for better sleep.

Janice shared about a recent Harvard University study she had read. This study tells us that we should avoid blue light (light from electronics) for about 2 hours before we go to sleep. Why is that? Blue light at night powerfully suppresses the creation of melatonin in our bodies. Harvard University has preliminary evidence that has found lower rates of melatonin is linked to cancer, Alzheimer’s and other neurological diseases.

So taking a break from our screens for a while before we go to sleep, let’s the brain build up and secrete higher levels of melatonin which helps fight disease while we sleep – isn’t the body amazing!

Now the information spoken today is for information purposes only and is not prescribed treatment. If require further Assistance, please contact your local GP or Lifeline on 13 11 14

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