Insomnia is the bane of contemporary society. Since the launch of the electric light over one hundred years back, almost half of the earth is lit up at night. Artificial light disturbs natural circadian rhythms. The pineal gland yields the sleep hormone-melatonin-only in the dark. Without sufficient melatonin creation, sleep is disrupted, hormones become imbalanced, and the ability to fight disease is diminished.
The pineal gland, located in the center of the brain itself, is linked with the crown chakra
Gentle energy affects pineal production of melatonin. Cells located in the skin of ours called chromocytes offer light wave info to the pineal gland. At dawn, the sunlight is a blue wave which stimulates chromocytes to turn off the pineal gland. At dusk, the red light of sunset blocks the blue rays and the pineal gland begins producing melatonin.