SFH #3: Blue Light

Straight shooting tips to help you with the perils of πŸ”΅

I get chuckles and comments often on a pair of glasses I wear as the sun goes down.

I’m happy to be an early adopter of blue light blocking glasses. It’s just plain fun to me to test things out and see the health benefits. And the truth is I’m just sad that the issue is not addressed more by modern medicine. I’ll dive into technology (upsides and downsides) along the way in this blog. And where we start today is blue light. It’s a slow and insidious health hazard. And yet, it can be a simple course of action to protect yourself. Please read more and watch the intro video below πŸ“Ί:

What is blue light, and how does it affect our health? πŸ”¦πŸ‘¨πŸ½β€βš•οΈ

What simple (and fun) things can we do to protect ourselves from blue light at night?πŸŒ™

  • Use dim red lights πŸ”΄ for night lights. Red light has the least power to shift circadian rhythm and suppress melatonin. *Simple

  • Avoid looking at bright screens beginning two to three hours before bed. *Simple

  • If you work a night shift or use many electronic devices at night, consider wearing blue-blocking glasses πŸ‘“  and/or installing an app πŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸ’»that filters the blue/green wavelength at night. *Simple

  • Expose yourself to lots of bright light during the day 🌞 with some outdoor activities, which will boost your sleep ability at night and your mood and alertness during daylight. *Simple and Fun

Source: https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/blue-light-has-a-dark-side