Wednesday, January 7, 2015

I Wear My Sunglasses at Night

It is 11:59 PM. My alarm clock goes off in fours and thirty-one minutes and I do not feel tired. Maybe it was the second cup of Bulletproof Coffee today. Or, maybe it is because my circadian rhythm is off from my Christmas vacation. In times like these I don my red-tinted aviators.

Why red? The object is to block blue light and red does this quite handily. Why block blue light? Blue light blocks serotonin production in your pineal gland explains Mark Hyman in this Huffington Post article.

" As long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work." John 9:4

There was a time when sunset was the end of the work day and the blue sky would turn an orange-red color before total darkness. This was the way that nature used to trigger our sleep. However, many of us work in spaces lit by florescent lights, stare at a computer screens all day and have bright "blue" HID headlights shined in our faces on the way home from work; while few of us have actually seen a sunset recently.

Eliminating blue light and sleeping in total darkness are perhaps two of the simplest things you can do hack your sleep.

Stay well engineered,


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