Let’s cut to the chase, we don’t prioritize good sleep. Whether it’s because we’ve got a big project at work to finish or we’re just regular night owls, we’re not getting the sleep we need. And getting enough restorative sleep is essential for peak performance and our overall health. That’s why it’s important to understand how our hormones and sunlight play a part in our sleep. When the sun sets and your day comes to an end, the pineal gland in our brain activates, starting the melatonin production process. This signals to our body that it’s time to sleep.