Is sleep an issue for you?

Toby Port Credit Village Times, Streetsville Village Times 50 Comments

By Silvia Yeomans, Queen Spectacle

When the body is exposed to the natural light of the sun, the brain sets its sleep patterns according to when it is light outside and to when it is dark. Light is detected by the retina, which sends signals to the brain. When it starts getting dark outside, the brain signals the body to start creating it’s sleep hormone melatonin and to start dropping the body temperature to prepare for sleep. In the morning, when light is sensed, the body understands it needs to warm up and to produce hormones, like cortisol, that wake the body up.

When artificial light and blue light are added to our day (with electronic devices and screens) our body’s natural patterns become confused. The retina can now receive light no matter what time of day it is, so the body doesn’t know when to get ready for sleep. That’s great if you are trying to stay productive and alert throughout the day, but the body needs to know when to start winding down. As a result, the body slows down its production of melatonin.

Blue light is outside as well. We are exposed to even more blue light outdoors than indoors. The intensity of harmful blue light outdoors is 100-500 times greater than with digital devices.
After all that are you ready to get back to sleeping?
Try dimming the lights and limiting your time in front of your devices one to two hours before bedtime. This will give your body the opportunity to produce melatonin.
Try changing the setting on your devices to “night shift”. This automatically adjusts your display to dim itself and give off less blue light. You can manually set it to begin earlier too.
Talk to your optician about blue light filtered lenses. There are a few different variations. Some lenses have little-to-no tint and can help to minimize the direct blue light exposure that you get indoors and ones that are available as sunglasses to block the harmful blue light outdoors.

Comments 50

  1. I would like to thank you for the efforts you have put in penning this website.
    I am hoping to view the same high-grade content by you in the future as well.
    In truth, your creative writing abilities has encouraged me to get my own blog now 😉

  2. Hi there! Do you know if they make any plugins to safeguard against hackers?
    I’m kinda paranoid about losing everything I’ve worked hard on. Any recommendations?

  3. I’ve been browsing online more than 4 hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours.
    It’s pretty worth enough for me. In my opinion, if all website owners and bloggers made
    good content as you did, the internet will be much more useful than ever before.

  4. Hi everyone, it’s my first go to see at this web page, and piece of writing is actually fruitful in support
    of me, keep up posting these posts.

  5. Do you mind if I quote a few of your posts as
    long as I provide credit and sources back to your site?
    My blog is in the exact same area of interest as yours
    and my visitors would really benefit from some of
    the information you present here. Please let me know if this alright with you.
    Regards!

  6. Hey there this is kinda of off topic but I
    was wondering if blogs use WYSIWYG editors or if you have to manually code with HTML.
    I’m starting a blog soon but have no coding experience so I wanted to
    get advice from someone with experience. Any help would be enormously appreciated!

  7. constantly i used to read smaller content which also clear their motive, and that is
    also happening with this article which I am reading now.

  8. Hi there, I discovered your website by the use of Google while looking for a related subject, your website came up, it appears great.

    I have bookmarked it in my google bookmarks.
    Hello there, just was alert to your weblog thru Google, and found that it is really informative.
    I am going to be careful for brussels. I will be grateful if
    you happen to continue this in future. Numerous folks might be benefited from your writing.
    Cheers!

  9. When I originally commented I clicked the “Notify me when new comments are added”
    checkbox and now each time a comment is added I get four e-mails with the same comment.
    Is there any way you can remove me from that service?
    Bless you!

  10. Hey there! I realize this is sort of off-topic however I
    had to ask. Does managing a well-established blog such as yours take a massive
    amount work? I’m brand new to operating a blog but I do write in my
    diary every day. I’d like to start a blog so I can share my personal experience and thoughts online.
    Please let me know if you have any kind of ideas or tips for new aspiring
    bloggers. Thankyou!

  11. Hi there I am so grateful I found your website, I really found you by mistake, while I was looking
    on Digg for something else, Nonetheless
    I am here now and would just like to say kudos for a remarkable
    post and a all round enjoyable blog (I also love
    the theme/design), I don’t have time to read it all at the minute but I
    have bookmarked it and also added your RSS feeds, so when I have time
    I will be back to read a great deal more, Please do keep up the superb work.

  12. Hello there, I found your website by means of Google
    while looking for a related topic, your web site came
    up, it seems to be great. I have bookmarked it in my google bookmarks.

    Hello there, just turned into alert to your weblog thru Google, and located that it’s truly informative.
    I am going to be careful for brussels. I’ll be grateful should you proceed this in future.
    Numerous other folks will likely be benefited from your writing.
    Cheers!

  13. Write more, thats all I have to say. Literally, it seems as though you relied on the
    video to make your point. You definitely know what youre talking about,
    why throw away your intelligence on just posting videos to your weblog when you could be giving us
    something informative to read?

  14. Undeniably imagine that that you said. Your favorite reason seemed to be
    on the net the simplest factor to understand of.

    I say to you, I certainly get irked whilst other folks consider concerns that they just don’t recognize about.
    You managed to hit the nail upon the top and outlined out the entire thing without having side-effects , folks could take a signal.

    Will likely be again to get more. Thank you

  15. Hello there! I know this is kinda off topic nevertheless I’d figured I’d ask.
    Would you be interested in exchanging links or maybe guest authoring a blog post or vice-versa?
    My site covers a lot of the same subjects as yours and
    I believe we could greatly benefit from each other.
    If you might be interested feel free to send me an email.

    I look forward to hearing from you! Wonderful blog by the way!

  16. This is very interesting, You are a very skilled
    blogger. I’ve joined your feed and look forward to seeking more
    of your wonderful post. Also, I have shared your website in my social networks!

  17. I’m not that much of a online reader to be honest but your
    blogs really nice, keep it up! I’ll go ahead and bookmark your
    site to come back later on. Many thanks

  18. An outstanding share! I’ve just forwarded this onto a friend who has been doing a little homework on this.
    And he in fact ordered me dinner because I found it
    for him… lol. So allow me to reword this…. Thanks for the meal!!
    But yeah, thanks for spending some time to discuss this issue here on your web site.

  19. Attractive part of content. I just stumbled upon your site and
    in accession capital to claim that I acquire in fact loved account
    your blog posts. Anyway I’ll be subscribing
    for your augment or even I success you get admission to consistently quickly.

  20. Quest bars cheap fitnesstipsnew1 quest bars cheap 516999410492780544 quest bars cheap
    Howdy! I know this is somewhat off topic but I was wondering
    which blog platform are you using for this website? I’m getting tired of WordPress
    because I’ve had issues with hackers and I’m looking at alternatives for
    another platform. I would be fantastic if you could point me in the direction of a good platform.
    Quest bars cheap fitnesstipsnew1 quest bars cheap 516999410492780544
    quest bars cheap

  21. Excellent blog you have got here.. It’s difficult to find high quality writing like yours nowadays.
    I seriously appreciate people like you! Take care!!

  22. Aw, this was a very nice post. Spending some time and actual effort to
    create a top notch article… but what can I say… I put things off
    a lot and never seem to get nearly anything done.

  23. Thanks for your personal marvelous posting! I genuinely enjoyed reading it, you
    can be a great author.I will ensure that I bookmark your blog and definitely will come
    back later in life. I want to encourage one to continue your great writing, have a nice
    afternoon!

  24. We are a group of volunteers and starting a brand new scheme in our community.
    Your site provided us with helpful information to work on. You’ve performed a
    formidable task and our whole neighborhood might be thankful
    to you.

  25. I do not even know the way I stopped up right here, but
    I believed this publish was great. I do not know who
    you might be but definitely you are going to a
    well-known blogger in the event you are not already. Cheers!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.