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Latest Hormonal Research

Check out the latest research below on Cortisol, Melatonin, Inflammatoin, and Glucose. Dive into a world of expert analysis, real-life experiences, and cutting-edge approaches.

Nighttime Light and Its Impact on Our Sleep Hormone, Melatonin

Published By:

Lu et al.

Published On:

Dec 20, 2023

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Nighttime Light and Its Impact on Our Sleep Hormone, Melatonin

This study sheds light on how night shift work and exposure to light at night can suppress the body's production of melatonin, a crucial sleep hormone.

What Exactly They Discovered:

The research conducted by Lu and colleagues delved into how light exposure during nighttime affects melatonin levels, particularly among night shift workers. They analyzed data from various studies and found a significant decrease in melatonin levels in individuals exposed to light at night compared to those who were not. This was measured through levels of a melatonin metabolite in the urine. The study confirms that night light exposure disrupts the natural production of melatonin, essential for regulating sleep.

Why It Matters:

Understanding the impact of light exposure at night on melatonin is crucial because it directly affects our sleep quality and health. For many, especially night shift workers, this disruption can lead to sleep disorders and other health issues. Recognizing these effects can lead to better work schedules and environments that mimic natural light patterns, improving overall well-being.

How Applies to Corti:

Corti's device, which monitors real-time melatonin, cortisol, inflammation, and glucose levels, could be invaluable in this context. It can provide immediate feedback on how light exposure affects these health indicators, helping individuals and healthcare providers make informed decisions to mitigate negative impacts and improve sleep hygiene and overall health.

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