i have small fairy lights in my room, ive come to realise that having my main light off with those lights on helps me sleep better
Absolutely! The Fabulous team is correct when they say the darker, the better for getting a good night's sleep. It's also best for overall health. Sleeping with lights on (including the light from a TV, tablet, or other device) can not only interrupt sleep, but also reduces melatonin production, messes with our hormones, and can cause depression. The color of the light also makes a difference: bluish lights (as from digital screens and many night lights) mess with our circadian rhythms, and are the most likely to cause depression. Red night lights are the best option when a light is necessary. I travel a lot for my work, and sometimes have trouble with nightmares and waking up not knowing where I am. So I will often sleep with a low light on. If I travel to a familiar place, I will sleep in the dark, and feel so much more rested in the morning, compared to when I sleep with a light in the same location. If I have to leave a brighter light on, like a lamp or a bathroom light in a hotel, then I almost always wake up with a migraine. So, the Fabulous answer is the best one: "Darker, quieter, cooler"! Here's an article from sleep.org that supports this info: https://www.sleep.org/articles/using-a-nightlight/ Here's to more restful sleep!