Why You Should Avoid Blue Light Before Bed
I know this is going to be hard to hear. But your late night social media and Netflix binges could be the reason you aren't having the best sleep. This is because of the blue light coming from:
- Computer Screens🖥
- Video Game Consoles🎮
The most effective way to reduce exposure to blue light is to simply turn everything off!
Buuuttttt, if you find it difficult to power down, here are some ideas to reduce blue light exposure:
Invest in Blue Light Glasses
While they may not work for everyone, they can help to reduce the melatonin-suppressing effects of bright light.
Make It A Routine
Set an alarm that remind you to turn off electronics 2 to 3 hours before bedtime.
Utilize Apple’s features
- Sleep goals
- Wind down shortcuts
- Night shift
- Check out Apple's features on their website here.
Find A Better Lamp
If you like to read in bed, try getting a lamp that doesn’t emit blue light. Red or orange lamps work well, as well as natural lighting like candles.
Improve Your Sleeping Environment
If you can’t dim or turn something off in your bedroom, try using an eye mask to block them out once you’re ready for to sleep.
It's not going to happen overnight, literally. Try these different tips and see which one works best for you so you can finally get that good night's sleep!