If you want to control your appetite thereby, lose weight fast, you must sleep as many hours as you would in nature according to seasonal light exposure. This means for 6 to 7 seven months out of the year you need a minimum of 9.5 hours in total darkness every night to keep your hormones from switching to summer mode. During summer, you can live on the Patron Tequila and stay up late and have sex all day and all night. But, as fall comes, like around September you need to change gears:
- Go to bed earlier, incrementally.
- Turn off the TV after 9pm
- Better yet, remove it from the bedroom.
- Sleep as many hours as you can without getting fired or divorced.
Bottom line: the pulsing light of the TV screen after dusk erodes melatonin secretion over the long haul by frying your pineal gland, which is as bad as it sounds.
So, your new Mantra: 9 hours of solid sleep at least 7 months out of the year is the minimum required to beat Cancer, Diabetes, Heart Disease, and depression! Your Immune System will thank you for it by keeping you alive.