The blue light problem and how to fix it with blue-blockers
You can even wear your blue-blocking glasses to the pub (though you might get a few comments).
It turns out that some of the bright lights we have in our homes and on our devices late at night can impact the depth of our sleep, and our long-term health by suppressing our melatonin levels. Basically, our bodies respond to bright 'blue light' by thinking it's daylight.
The solution is the colour amber. Amber blue-blocking glasses, night lights and computer programs can all help us replenish our melatonin levels to get a much improved night's sleep. And check out how, ahem, stylish they are. Actually I think I look like a bit of a chump in my blue-blockers, but hey-ho. They are definitely more stylish than many of the lab-glasses style efforts you see out there.
In this pic below. pic, in a little demo I set up below, you can see how a simple 'blue-blocking' computer program changes the light on your devices from blue to reddish. This, apparently, is all that's needed. I use F-Lux (it’s free) and that’s a good start.
It turns out small but significant night-time changes can improve the depth of our sleep. That in turn, of course, can increase our energy during the day.
I especially wanted to look into this further for the many parents I know whose night-times are disrupted by their little angels waking them up. Any parents reading this, I hope you listen to the various podcasts I’ve recorded on this and the one I’ve linked to below, because there are specific sections for parents getting better sleep too.
For more then, listen to this podcast I recorded a while back with one of the most distinguished experts in this field.