Devices that emit light of a blue wavelength trick our brains in to thinking it’s daytime. We are reliant on our bodies internal alarm clock to tell us when we are tired and though blue light is necessary during day time to keep us alert and productive, being exposed to it at night can be disastrous for our sleep cycle. Modern light bulbs and electronic devices can produce large amounts of blue light which will trick your brains in to thinking it is daytime. Blue light will inhibit our melatonin production, therefore affecting the quality and quantity of our sleep. Melatonin suppression has also been linked as one of the key leaders of obesity and many chronic illnesses dealt with today.
2. Another solution is downloading a program to your computer or phone device called f.lux.
f.lux adjusts the color and brightness of your screen in conjunction with your time zone, making it brighter during day time and naturally darker as the sun sets. This, readying your eyes and mind for sleep time and allowing you to get sleepy.
3. An easy solution to removing blue light is replacing the light bulb in your bed side lamp with an amber light bulb.
To sum it up, I HIGHLY recommend you get a pair of blue light blocking glasses or amber light bulbs and start there. Pay attention to what changes occur. Maybe you wake up feeling more rested, in a better mood, or you find yourself falling asleep much easier. Amber light bulbs are very inexpensive and can be a great addition to your night time routine. Don’t let sleep be underrated in your journey of health and fitness, it is absolutely essential to our health and well-being to be well rested!