How darkness helps you drift off
Thursday, 6 May · 1 min read

Struggling to get to sleep? There could be too much light in your bedroom at night.

We typically find it easier to fall asleep in a dark room because our internal body clock is directly linked to the hours of sunlight.

Your brain naturally associates darkness with sleep, so shutting out the light closer to bedtime creates a more serene sleeping space, which can help you switch off.

To darken a bright bedroom, try using blackout blinds or thick curtains and cover up sources of light.

If the light is still creeping in, make sure your blinds or curtains are tightly closed and slip on a comfortable eye mask.

Did you know, you can use the Healthily app to track your sleep? Go to ‘My account’ then 'My trackers' and choose ‘Sleep length’ and ‘Sleep quality’.

Quick Quiz
Artificial, bright lights can help you wake up. True or false?