Is Your Insomnia Caused By Your Quiet Neighborhood

Is Your Insomnia Caused By Your
Quiet Neighborhood
you have suffered insomnia for
a while, you have probably been
advised to avoid TV, computer
screens or any other bright light
an hour before going to sleep.
In addition, maybe you have
tried to take a bath or listen to
calm music or something else to relax in the last hours of your day.
However, this may be all for nothing if you live in the wrong street.
In addition, weirdly enough, this can be a problem even if your
neighborhood is quiet and seemingly well fit for sleeping. Even if you
live in what some call “sleep towns”, it may be causing you to stay up in
the night.
In a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, South
Korean scientists used information from the National Health Insurance
Service-National Sample Cohort (2002-2013) to identify 52,027 adults
aged 60 and older with available health data.
They used this information to identify those who used one of two
hypnotic drugs, zolpidem or triazolam (sleeping pills).
They then consulted satellite mapping of artificial outdoor light
obtained from the National Centers for Environmental Information to
figure out whether the amount of such lighting was associated with the
use of these hypnotic drugs.
They found that 22% of their subjects used one of these drugs to sleep,
and that those exposed to the most amounts of outdoor light had
substantially more subscriptions to these drugs.
Not only that, but they also used higher daily doses and the duration of
their prescriptions were found to be much longer as compared to those
with lower light exposure.
From these findings, they concluded that artificial outdoor lighting
might cause the sleep disturbances that have become so common in
the last few decades.
In essence, these outdoor lights work in the same way as TVs,
computers and smart devices, tricking your body into thinking its
daytime when in fact your body should be getting ready to fall asleep.
However, moving to the country may not be an option. Instead, use
this easy technique to trick your body back into a sleepy mood – from
as soon as 10 minutes…