According to sleep experts, a typical adult is predicted to sleep a minimum of 6 hours each day .
Also from most researchers, complete quality sleep is achieved when a person sleeps in complete darkness.
Below are the three top major keys why you need to sleep in complete darkness when going to bed.
REGULATION OF MELATONIN PRODUCTION
It can be argued that one of the most important hormones in the body is melatonin. Proper
levels of melatonin are required for a person to experience rejuvenating sleep. This hormone is
secreted from the pineal gland during the night. Studies have shown that sleeping while exposed
to light may reduce or delay the production of melatonin, which in turn to disrupt the sleep
cycle. Apart from being encouraging healthy sleep, melatonin is also beneficial for regulating
other hormones in the body including those that direct a woman’s menstrual cycle.
ENHANCING MENTAL FOCUS
Sleeping in the dark not only reduces insomnia but is also improves your mental focus and
alertness during the day. The average sleep cycle is about 90minutes in length. A healthy sleep cycle can improve your emotional well being and has been linked to a reduction in mental
illnesses such as stress, anxiety and depression.
ANTI-AGEING AND ANTI-INFLAMMATORY BENEFITS
Apart from the relaxing effects, sleeping in the dark has known anti-ageing benefits. Studies have
shown that cellular regeneration is more active when the body is in a complete resting state
with the absence of light. The greater level of regeneration leads to anti-inflammatory and
hormonal balancing effects which in turn to enable the body to heal faster and slow down the
All comment are welcomed, tell us how you feel when you sleep under light
December 22 – January 19 (Capricorn): Akoma
Translation: “the heart,” for your patience and tolerance.
January 20 – February 18 (Aquarius): Dame-Dame
Translation: Ghanaian board game, for your intelligence and ingenuity.
February 19 – March 20 (Pisces): Denkyem
Translation: “crocodile,” for your adaptability.
March 21- April 19 (Aries): Kwatakye Atiko
Translation: “hairstyle of Kwatakye (war hero),” for your bravery and valor.
April 20 – May 20 (Taurus): Adinkrahene
Translation: “chief of adinkra symbols,” for your charisma and leadership.
May 21 – June 20(Gemini): Nkyinkyim
Translation: “twistings,” for your initiative and versatility.
June 21 – July 22 (Cancer): Duafe
Translation: “wooden comb,” for your beauty and hygiene.
July 23 – August 22 (Leo): Kintinkantan
Translation: “extravagance,” for your self-pride and passion.
August 23 – September 22 (Virgo): Kete Pa
Translation: “good bed,” because you make a good home.
September 23 – October 22 (Libra): Akoma Ntoso
Translation: “linked hearts,” for your understanding and agreement.
October 23 – November 21 (Scorpio): Aya
Translation: “fern,” for your endurance and resourcefulness.
November 22 – December (Sagittarius): Akofena
Translation: “sword of war,” for your courage and valor.
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