(08-03-2015, 09:44 AM)sptrout Wrote:(08-02-2015, 09:26 PM)GrammaBear Wrote:(08-02-2015, 07:45 PM)sptrout Wrote: If you are referring to the blue blocking glasses in the article that I posted a link to, then yes you wear them for a couple hours before bedtime. They are just plastic that are large enough to wear over prescription glasses. Nothing fancy at all. I am not sure what you are referring to about downloading anything. It is just a link to an article. The glasses mentioned are from Amazon.com.
It is weird to watch TV, for example, with all the blue light blocked, but you can get use to it. They will not "put you out" like a sleeping pill, but just help your body know that it is dark, when it is not, to help start the process of getting to sleep with the natural production of melatonin. Just a simple thing to try to see if it helps.
I'm sorry, I was referring the the f.lux download suggestion. Just thinking out loud and not explaining myself very well I'm afraid.
Interesting idea. I do have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep. Might just try this.
The f. Lux program is a small program that is effective if you are using your computer in the evening before bedtime, or while in bed. It removes the blue light spectrum from the computer's display and it does look a little odd. It is easy to setup and it is automatic thereafter. Since it is free, and easily removed if you don't like it, it is worth a try IMO.
How long did you use it before you began to notice any improvements in your sleep patterns if any? I can't speak for anyone but myself, but if I get even a little improvement - I would be very pleased.