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‘Bright ideas’ could help you sleep better

If you stay up late listening to the radio, it could be because you’re having trouble sleeping. But why? It’s late, you’re comfortable, maybe you even have a Spinaleze pillow to keep you company.

Perhaps it’s the lights in your home.

New research suggests our brightly-lit lives do our sleep cycles a disservice, with the average Australian home’s lighting shining so bright it suppressed melatonin by nearly half.

In layman’s terms, brighter lights than ever before means the worst sleep quality we’ve seen.

Associate Professor Sean Cain led this research. He says “modern light is kind of like junk food” in the sense that our bodies are not designed for it.

The findings of this research have led to practical changes in Sean’s life, and he joins John Stanley and Paul B Kidd to explain why.

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