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    I try to minimize blue light in the evening to improve my sleeping rhythm. I feel that bright white lights (like energy saving lamps with lots of blue light) stress me out in the evening and I have replaced all my lamps with incandescent lamps.

    What do you guys think about blue light? Is it worth it to make some effort in minimizing exposure in the evening?

    PS. I wasnt sure where to post this but I think blue light in the evening is stressful to me and therefore keeps me awake.

    • This topic was modified 10 years, 8 months ago by Franz.

    I think reducing blue light (by wearing blue light blocking “gamer” glasses) has helped my sleep, but I didn’t do a proper “trial” so I can’t be 100% sure. Scientifically, I don’t know if it’s proven to help (though I believe blue light inhibits melatonin production which could definitely have an effect on sleep), but there’s no harm in trying.


    Do yuo have a link for those gamer lenses?

    f.lux is also a nice free program that takes out the blue light from your computer screen :).


    They were given to me as a gift, but I believe they are these:

    A bit overpriced I think. I wonder if you can get something to similar effect for much cheaper but which isn’t necessarily advertised as “reduces eye strain with computer screens” or “blocks blue light to help sleep at night”


    I was recently thinking the same thing myself. We remodeled one of our bathrooms about 18 months ago, and put in LED lights. I now began to question that, and went back to plain incandescent. To bad LED light bulbs cost about 10x.


    There are a couple of schools of thought. “Sleep hygiene” means, absolute dark, quiet and cool – like being in a cave. Avoiding bright lights for a least an hour before bed is also helpful; as is avoiding caffeine and alcohol.
    That being said, a group in Tucson collects moonlight, and says it has healing properties…
    So, I guess it’s up to you to experiment!


    Quite frankly I think it’s mostly bullshit. I bought an expensive pair of those orange tinted sunglasses to filter out blue light, the kind worn by people who have macular degeneration, and wore them at night. The only benefit that I got was that I looked like a complete douch-bag while wearing them.


    You can get amber tinted shooting glasses at walmart in the hunting section for $5.

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