The “hormone of darkness” or melatonin is produced by the pineal gland in your brain when you sleep at night with the lights off. It is important that the lights are off because light stops your pineal gland from producing this hormine. This hormone is also partly responsible why you feel drowsy at night.
Researches found out that good amounts of melatonin in the body can prevent breast cancer for women. It can also stabilize sleeping patterns and lower down free radicals which causes aging in the body. Furthermore, adequate amounts of it help promote improved learning and good attention span. Lastly, it minimizes the effects of jet lag and some chronic headaches.
So stop fearing the boogie man. Think about the benefits of sleeping at night with the lights off and you’ll sleep soundly.