As a busy mom that is fully conscious of my health, I'm always trying to figure out how to make the most out of my time, and health. As we know, sleep is one of the biggest factors, yet as a mom to young children, sleep is few and far between. We all know that getting insufficient sleep is linked with weight gain, greater risk for illness, and multiple other unwanted outcomes.
I have really become more conscious of what I feed my mind, especially before I go to sleep, and when I wake up. This can make or break my mood, and the way I feel. It turns out there is actual science to back it up! Colored lights can really affect the way we sleep. In fact, I was debating on buying these glasses to wear at night to block the blue light. They still would be helpful to wear if I'm on my laptop...hint hint, Jimmy!!
These would be a great stocking stuffer, and of course he would be able to see me looking hot and fine wearing these bad boys every night :)
Blue light exposure can actually suppress melatonin production. Think about how many devices you look at before bed. The tv, your phone, an Ipad, or your laptop. Not to mention night lights, or alarm clocks!
So the new IOS update has a feature to help warm the screen to block the blue lights! How cool!
Here is how to set it up:
Go into settings on your Iphone
Click on Display & Brightness:
Then click on Night Shift:
I selected the sunset to sunrise, as it just seems easier--it will adjust with the time change etc. I also moved the dial over to more warm.
Give it a shot!! Anything to get better sleep, right??
Have you been aware of your blue light exposure before you sleep?