20 people were monitored in a research conducted by Dr. Phyllis Zee. To conduct the research, the participants were made to sleep in a mostly dark room for the first night. And for the next night, half of them were made to sleep in a more illuminated room with the lights placed overhead.
Beyond that, “the researchers ran tests on the sleepers: they recorded their brainwaves, measured their heart rates and drew their blood every few hours, among other things. In the morning, they’d give both groups a big dose of sugar to see how well their systems responded to the spike.”
Guess what happened?
Unlike those that slept in the dark, the group that was exposed to light after being tested had elevated heart rates during the night. And in the morning, they had trouble getting their blood sugar into a normal range.
Ps. The light was just about enough light that could be used to see around, but not enough to really read comfortably. And that small amount of light was able to disrupt their metabolism (the set of life-sustaining chemical reactions in organisms).
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