How Blue Light  effects our Sleep & Why you should avoid it before Bed

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Americans spend > 10 hours a day looking at screens. Unfortunately, the electronics we rely on negatively affect our sleep

Blue Light effects on sleep  Lack of sleep leads to physical and mental health problems. If you don’t get enough rest at night, you become more likely to experience heart disease, diabetes, and depression.

Common Blue Light Sources

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Fluorescent and LED light bulbs

Computers

Sunlight

Smartphones

Manage Blue Light Exposure Before Bed

It is possible to limit the number of blue light waves that reach you.

Many laptops, smartphones, and tablets offer a shield that filters out the blue light from the device.

If you can’t sleep you won’t be able to force it to happen. Don’t lie there waiting.  Instead, go do something else: read a book, do gentle yoga, or meditate — all those things you never found time to do during the day.

By following our suggestions you will be taking steps in the right direction.  These cost you little but pay big dividends. For more information, check out this article.