Don’t Lose Sleep When Texting In Bed!

So you want to use your computer or phone before (or in!) bed - but don’t want your sleep to suffer?

Enter f.lux Redshift!

There’s a strong inverse correlation between nighttime use of computing devices & sleep quality.

You see, when your eyes receive blue, purple, or white light, your brain is triggered to wake up.

Why?

The sky is blue.

So it must be daytime.

And you should wake up.

Or so your brain thinks.

Whenever you’re seeing blue, your pineal gland stops releasing melatonin.

As previously blogged, melatonin is a hormone that promotes sleep.

And the colour palates of modern computer displays definitely don’t skimp on blue, purple, and white!

Due to the aforementioned effects on melatonin release, these colours – and the screens displaying them - make you feel stimulated, invigorated, and awake!

Which is great … when you want to work.

Not quite so wonderful when you’re prepping for bed.

Fortunately, warmer tones don’t have the same stimulatory effect.

Colours like green, yellow, orange, and especially red are soothing & sleep-promoting.

That’s where f.lux or Redshift come in.

Either program adjusts your display to the time of day.

Warm, relaxing, sleep-promoting tones at night.

Bright, stimulatory, invigorating ones during the day.

By the way, if you or your child uses a night light, the same principles apply.

So avoid blue, purple, & white.

Fortunately, at this time of year, that shouldn't be all that difficult!

And, come to think of it ...

... due to my (ahem) proclivity for purple …

... you’re probably better off avoiding this website any time after dusk as well!

(... sigh ... another terrible business model ... ;) )

Naturopathic Medicine & Homeopathy Testimonials

I'm the master of order, and I'm generally happy about this.

But when it got to the point of literally pulling out my hair ... well, I knew I needed help.

Andy's homeopathic treatment and mental-emotional exercises helped me change somehow.

I still have urges once in a while, but they're much weaker and more fleeting than they had been before.

The Bowen therapy sessions also helped my ankles and wrists.

This may even be the reason I have more energy and drive.

B.I., Victoria (Saanich), BC

I visited Dr. Andy for depression and after a thorough interview and muscle resistence testing I was prescribed a remedy and given a Bowen treatment.

I was literally a new person the morning after the treatment and felt ready to tackle the world again.

Dr. Andy is sympathetic and intuitive as well as knowledgeable.

His intense desire to help his patients and deep compassion brought about these quality results.

I have and will continue to recommend Dr. Andy to my friends and family.

Pam Johnson, Vancouver (Kerrisdale), B.C.

My voice was always raspy, and it would hurt to talk too much.

And I'd be coughing up phlegm and mucus even when I was healthy, especially after getting up in the morning.

Then when it'd get damp, I wouldn't be able to even breathe very well.

Andy's homeopathy remedy and bowen therapy made a huge difference overnight., and things have just kept improving every time I've seen him.

Alex, West Vancouver (Bowen Island), BC

I feel like a new man thanks to the Bowen treatments!

No more pain, weakness, stiffness and restriction in my knee or shoulder.

The ganglion seems to have gotten a fair bit better too - at least it's stopped hurting.

Thanks, Andy.

James L., New Westminster, BC

The homeopathic remedy and neuroemotional technique cured my blisters, warts, and pustules, and I haven't had any flare-ups or outbreaks for over a year.

Andy's Bowen therapy helped my knee and hip pain a lot as well.

J.W., Delta (Ladner), BC

I have had chronic neck pain for over twenty years which improved significantly as a result of Dr. Somody's treatment.

Similarly, my daughter has had lower back pain for many years, which had dramatic improvement as a result of Dr. Somody's treatment.

She had low back soreness often, especially at night or when she was resting.

That disappeared very quickly as a result of the first Bowen therapy session.

This shift seemed to stick, too - she hasn't needed any more treatment in almost a year, and now barely even mentions her back.

Her stomach pain - it seemed that she had a low-level of parasites that were really good at hiding from her immune system.

Something about the treatment - the mind-body connection, perhaps, or the homeopathics, Bowen [therapy] sessions, dietary counselling, or something else - all I know is that she doesn't even mention her stomach now, and hasn't since the first session.

It's more difficult to judge the effect of the treatment on her anaphylactic allergies, as we've been trying to avoid her biggest anaphylactic triggers.

However, whatever the reason, she hasn't any anaphylatic attacks in the year since she began Dr. Somody's treatment.

Her dyslexia's also dramatically improved to where it could be considered cured, or at least so small that it barely interferes with her life.

Dr. Somody has been both professional and respectful in his care of both my daughter and myself.

I have great regard for Dr. Somody, and for the health results he has achieved in attending to both myself and my daughter.

Catherine Matthews, West Vancouver, BC

I feel like my old self again! My energy is better that it's been in years, and I haven't got sick once since I started seeing you.

Charlotte R., Vancouver (Kerrisdale), BC

Andy used homeopathy and bowen technique to treat the itching, burning pimples I used to have around my mouth.

My skin was already feeling better after the treatment, and my face cleared up after a couple of weeks.

I've had the occasional pimple since then, but the homeopathy treatment always seems to make my skin clear up really quickly.

Adam B, Surrey (White Rock / South Surrey), BC

My meniere’s disease, including the vertigo and nausea, went away after I was treated by Dr. Andy’s remedy, and the recurrences have become increasingly less frequent and intense. I've been doing so well that I haven't needed treatment for months!

F.L., Richmond, BC

Lucas's adenoids and tonsils were always at least partially enlarged, and they'd get worse whenever he'd get a cold.

Which was like every month.

Since your homeopathic remedy last year, he stopped getting sick as often.

And his glands are almost normal-sized now.

I don't notice him mouth-breathing or snoring very much at all these days.

Becky L, New Westminster, BC

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