Dangerous, When Sleeping with the light is on

@ekoytyas (4672)
Indonesia
July 12, 2011 9:37pm CST
Children who sleep with the lights on at high risk for leukemia. The scientists found that the body needs darkness to produce cancer-fighting chemicals. Even when the lights on the toilet, staying up late, traveling across time zones, street lamps can stop the production of melatonin substances. The body needs the chemical to prevent DNA damage and the absence of melatonin, a substance that will stop the fatty acids into the tumor and preventing its growth. Prof. Russle Reiter University of Texas who led the study, said "Once you are asleep and do not turn off the lights for one minute. Your brain immediately detects that the light is on all day and the production of melatonin decreases substance ". The number of children with leukemia rose to double in the next 40 years. About 500 young people under 15 years of being diagnosed with this disease annually and about 100 people died. A conference on children with leukemia was held in London said that people suffering from cancer due to prolonged use lights at night time sleep than those who never wear a light bedtime. This suppresses the production of melatonin which normally happens between the hours of 9 pm s / d 8 o'clock. Previous research has shown that people who are most susceptible are shift workers who are at risk of developing breast cancer. In fact, blind people are not susceptible to melatonin have a lower risk of cancer. So parents are advised to use colored light bulbs that dim red or yellow if the children afraid of the dark.
9 responses
@sanjay91422 (2728)
• India
13 Jul 11
That is a new news to me, but I always sleep with the lights off otherwise I am not able to sleep. I think my eyes are very sensitive to light so I am not able to sleep if the lights are on. It is good for me if I am not able to sleep with the lights on, but I don't know if the study is right or not. I never saw a person with the cancer disease, so I think people over here sleep with the lights off.
@ekoytyas (4672)
• Indonesia
14 Jul 11
maybe this research is a new research and maybe still in development also..
@zia024 (29)
13 Jul 11
Really. I sleep with my lights on and im so scared if it has only dim lights or no lights at all. Thanks for the information, now I'll try to sleep with dim lights or no lights at all.
@ekoytyas (4672)
• Indonesia
14 Jul 11
yes, you can do it...
@Humanicon (328)
• India
13 Jul 11
Hello friend, I used to sleep withs lights on.I do that even now.I do it in order to wake wake up early in the morning.But reading after all this i think i have to avoid sleeping with lights on.
@ekoytyas (4672)
• Indonesia
14 Jul 11
sometimes sleep in dark situation looks great...
• Philippines
13 Jul 11
Oh no, I sleep with lights on! I have a small night lamp that I turn on before I sleep because I get scared of the monsters below my bed. HAHA! But seriously, thank you for this information. I should take note of this!
@ekoytyas (4672)
• Indonesia
14 Jul 11
LOL, some child also have the same phobia with you, scare with monster that appear in the dark..
@najibdina29 (1309)
• Indonesia
13 Jul 11
if, still light, the light waves of light can penetrate the skin of the human eye and brain has to work against the light stimulus was the sound wall clock + who reads aloud when the night (tick, tick, tick), making your brain must also respond to voice it so in conclusion, you did not break completely, and not the maximum just try it out we see people who turn off the lights before bed
@ekoytyas (4672)
• Indonesia
14 Jul 11
nice analysis.. i also feel disturb with wall clock.. tick, tick, tick..
@sup3rdud3 (231)
• Indonesia
13 Jul 11
I always turn the lights off before I go to sleep because I can't sleep if the light is on. I used to work night shifts and couldn't sleep during daytime. So during work I felt really tired and felt like I was dying. My friend suggested to wear those amber colored glasses that block ultraviolet/blue lights. Sure enough after wearing it I was able to sleep during daytime so I could perform my night shift duties well.
@ekoytyas (4672)
• Indonesia
14 Jul 11
i can sleep with the light was on but i prefer in dark..
@surfer222 (1715)
• Indonesia
13 Jul 11
i didn't know that... thanks for the info... btw i mostly sleep with the light is off
@ekoytyas (4672)
• Indonesia
13 Jul 11
the same with me, i also sleep with light is off..
@flapiz (4155)
• Australia
18 Jul 11
Well I like sleeping with the lights on, I guess our human body also can sense the need for lightless sleep. But now I am a shift worker. I work at night and sleeps at daytime.. huhu. Anyway thanks for this new information. I would share this to people I care about.
@marguicha (94728)
• Chile
13 Jul 11
This is the first time I hear about this. Let us see how good is the study. I feel that, as we manage to overcome other illness of the past, new ones come to tell us that we are not immortal. I am also talking for myself. I have cancer and I´m starting my treatment. Nevertheless, we must realise that we can´t hide from life and life in a bubble. If scanning had not reached it´s present level, I would not have been diagnosed for years to come as my cancer is a slow grower (so they say) and I am not in pain, but just bothers me a bit. I´m 66 year of age so probably, when the pain and real symptoms would start, in terms of old life expentancy, I would be at a right age to die. My children didn´t need lights to sleep, but a couple of my grandchildren did. They look OK until now. I am not afraid of lack of light or even of cancer, but I´m very much afraid of living in fear. That takes away a lot of quality to life. So maybe we should do more studying into those foes than placing our fears in results. Happy posting!