What type of lighting do you have in your home in the evening?
Did you know that as the sun goes down our blue light exposure should also minimize?
Blue light decreases our melatonin production which will decrease our sleep quality and decrease our immune system function.
This is why it’s important to have the right lighting at home. Regular LED lights can decrease melatonin production by 40 percent whereas candlelight it decreases melatonin production by about 2 percent.
Tips for you to reduce blue light:
1. Use candlelight or firelight
2. Get 2700k light bulbs
3. Wear blue blocking glasses
4. Avoid screens at least one hour before bedtime.
5. Download a blue blocking filter on your cellphone and computer
I challenge you to implement one of the five tips above and PM me to let me know how your sleep improves.
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Author: Dipa Chauhan
Dipa Chauhan is a certified R Ph, CFMP, FLT Therapist, Functional and Lifestyle Medicine Provider.
Dipa’s love for cooking and helping people led to the creation of the website www.drpatelsdiet.com. Here you can find over 250 healthy and easy recipes, weekly shopping lists and menus. Through this website Dipa has benefited thousands of people all around the world.
Dipa enjoys spending time with her family, especially her son Devin. Dipa also enjoys exercising, walking and other outdoor activities.
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