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Unfavorable effect of light sleep may still sound foreign to some people. In fact, habit of sleeping with lights on in room is not good for health.

Each color of light can give a different effect. For example, a blue light during day can have a positive effect on mood and improve concentration. However, if you are often exposed to blue light at night, this light can actually interfere with quality of your sleep.

Actually, it's not only light when sleeping at night which is considered less good. Emission of light or light from screen of electronic devices, such as cellphones, televisions, laptops, or computers, also has same effect.

This is because emission of light on body at night can actually inhibit formation of melatonin. Melatonin is body's natural hormone that plays an important role in getting quality sleep. When body does not produce enough melatonin, it can lead to sleep disturbances and general health problems. For this reason, melatonin levels need to be maintained, one of which is by minimizing the emission of light during sleep.

Your sleep quality can deteriorate from exposure to too much light or blue light from electronic devices. Poor sleep quality or lack of sleep over time can make you vulnerable to depression. Unfavorable effect of light sleep also does not only occur in adults. In children, exposure to light can make them sleepless and more hyperactive.

Poor sleep quality can also make a person tired easily, have difficulty concentrating, and not focus on activities next day. This is usually more prone to occur in the elderly. Lack of concentration and drowsiness due to not sleeping well are also dangerous for drivers or machine operators because they can cause work accidents.

If habit of sleeping with lights on is not immediately stopped, a person can also become more susceptible to various chronic diseases. Insomnia in long term can increase risk of cancer.

In order to avoid sleep disturbances due to light beams on lamps or electronic devices, you should turn off all light sources including cellphones and TV. If you need a night light, use a red or yellow one with dim lighting.

Ideally, a comfortable bedroom should have minimal lighting or even dark, cool, and clean. However, if you are uncomfortable or afraid to sleep in a dark room, you can try therapy to overcome your phobia of darkness.

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Nek omah ku arep turu malah lampu mesti urip kang. Nek ora ngunu malah dirubung nyamuk karo tikuse podo mlebu hehe.

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3 months ago

Brarti tikus mbek lemude wedi mbek lampu yoh kang, hahaha.

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3 months ago

This blog is a great helpful reminder for me. I always sleep with lights off in a dark room, and for some days I was using phone for some minutes before sleeping at night and wasn't able to sleep immediately which earlier I was able to do so. I think now I caught the culprit disturbing my sleep.

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3 months ago

It's just right that I sleep with the lights off. I don't know if it has good effects, but even before, I turn off the lights every time I sleep.

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3 months ago

I almost never am capable to sleep with the lights on.

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3 months ago

I prefer sleeping with light off... because light on affect my eyes

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3 months ago

Sir during sleeping time, I don't want the light still on because it gives me a hard time to sleep, even I close my eyes still the light was reflected.

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3 months ago