Nowadays it becomes challenging to have a good amount of hours of sleep for a whole a lot of reasons such as we have TV to watch before bed and we get hooked up in our favorite show, we get in our phone or laptop for hours before bed time working or chatting in media platforms or playing with whatever game is on fashion.
All those things keep us awake during hours that we should be sleeping. Why is so hard to go the bed when you don’t feel sleepy at all? The reason is because your brain doesn’t understand that is time to go the bed because your eyes are facing an screen with powerful lights that tell your brain that is daylight.
Our brain is designed to feel sleepy when is dark and rise when is daylight. There is a very specific hormone that our brain releases when is dark and time to go the bed and wakes us up when is daylight, that hormone is called melatonin.
Melatonin is what tells us, it’s bed time! or Get up, get up!
For our brain to release the right amount of melatonin one thing it has to happen. Our brain needs to be off screens for at least 30 minutes previous bed time to receive the message to start releasing melatonin only then we feel sleepy so we can go ahead and go the bed in a reasonable time.