Whether you use a night light, a light show or a simple glow from your baby monitor, they could all have devastating effects on the sleep your child enjoys. It’s all down to the wavelengths of the light they find themselves staring at.
Melatonin is released into the brain thanks to light sensitivity in the eyes. Much like our eyes registering daylight, triggering the brain to release cortisol, making us more alert. It does the same at night time, registering the absence of light which sends another message to our brain, telling it to secret melatonin to help us sleep.