How Sunlight Is Important For A Good Night…

How Sunlight Is Important For A Good Night

Good night sleep is a cure for anything. Sleep is always recommended for a good health condition. But are we prioritizing sleep over various other things in our current lifestyle? The answer is mostly NO. Your night sleep is actually getting negatively affected because of many reasons. And believe it or not but morning sunlight can help you sleep better at night. Yes, bright morning light can have a great impact on your sleep, both negative and positive.

Let us understand how morning sunlight can help you to sleep well at night:

Melatonin to sleep better

Melatonin helps sleeping better. However bright light is said to reduce the melatonin especially, the one that contains blue light. That is why it is recommended to wear blue light filter glasses while using any sort of digital devices before going to bed as the blue light emitted from these devices can suppress the melatonin level and affect your sleeping pattern.

But, the case is opposite during the morning. Your eyes need the blue light for a fresh start and nothing can be much beneficial to your eyes than the natural blue light emitted from the sun. The sun is the best source of blue light that naturally maintains the melatonin level.

A fresh start of the day

Light increases cortisol. When the cortisol is high, melatonin is low. They both work the opposite. To get out of the bed and for a fresh day start, cortisol level needs to be high in the morning. The bright early morning light helps to maintain the circadian rhythm and have a positive impact on the sleep. So when the sun rises, just get out of the bed and feel the morning light for an active day and a blissful sleep at night.

Sunshine for active day and cool weather for a good night

Even temperature cycles can have an impact on your sleep. According to studies, temperature affects sleeping habits. The body works according to the light and temperature conditions. When you get outside and feel the morning infrared rays, the body understands it is day and once the temperature starts falling and becomes a bit cooler than the day time, the body starts feeling relaxed and sleepy. So when the environment starts warming, you stay active and as it starts cooling, you get to bed for sleeping.

Regulates serotonin

We all relate to that annoying moment when our moms slide the curtains so that we get up. It’s possibly the best way to make someone get up however, it is also the best thing to increase serotonin production in your body. As soon as the morning sun touches your face and body, the serotonin is boosted and elevates your mood. This element acts as a neurotransmitter and also as a precursor to melatonin.

In 12 hours or more time, the serotonin gets converted into melatonin that helps for better sleep at night. So be thankful if the curtains are being moved and if you can soak in the morning sunlight.

Let your eyes, body get in direct contact with the morning sunlight without any hurdles or filters like window glasses, eyeglasses etc.


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Sherry Cole

I am a Master’s student in Computer Science with a plethora of both research and writing experience.

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