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 ... ;) )

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