Blue Light Blues
Could Your Cell Phone Be Why You Aren’t Sleeping?
Studies show that exposure to “blue” light effectively tricks the brain into thinking it is daytime, which interferes with the productions of the sleep hormone, melatonin. The worst culprits? The concentrated blue light found in cell phones, TV, and computer screens. These “shortwave-wavelength enriched” lights short circuit your body’s own natural rhythms. This leads directly to poor sleep, increases stress, and damages the internal clock your body uses to regulate organ function. In other words, these blue lights can have far reaching effects beyond just keeping you up at night. This can be especially harmful for Fibromyalgia patients, as your body is already under stress.
You must practice good sleep hygiene to get restorative sleep:
• Limit your exposure to blue lights at least an hour before bedtime.
That’s right, no TV’s, no Paperwhite Kindles, no Cell Phones, no tablets. If you have blue LED’s on electronic devices in your bedroom, cover them with a small piece of black electrical tape.
• Create a calming bedtime routine.
Read a chapter of your favorite book, drink a small cup of tea, take a relaxing epsom salt bath, etc.
And remember regular chiropractic care decreases stress and tension on your nervous system and brain.
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