Hey guys! I wanted to make sure all you lovelies are safe and that you can fall asleep faster at night…so if you’re like 99.9% of people on tumblr, you probably use some type of electronic device right before bed.
Your electronics emit predominantly blue light and blue light is the most Melatonin-suppressive type of light. Melatonin is the major hormone secreted by the pineal gland which controls your sleep and wake cycles. Because your electronics emit blue light at night, this means that you will have very low Melatonin production which can lead to insomnia or disordered sleep!
Low production of Melatonin can have really devastating long-term effects and has been shown to increase the risk of cancer, lead to cardiometabolic consequences like type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, obesity, and heart disease, and even impair your immune system functions. NONE OF YOU WANT TO RISK THAT. I don’t want any of you to have that.
WHAT TO DO?
None of us want to ditch our electronic devices before bed, but we need to be able to block the blue light that your electronics emit. AND THANKS TO SCIENCE we have come up with handy software and a few apps that you can easily install for FREE. The software blocks the blue light and instead follows the light patterns of the sun! Both f.lux and Twilight use warm tones during the night (more of a reddish hue to your screen) and use an almost natural light during the day. Best of all, once you have it installed and set up, there is no need to worry about it, it’s automated. Yay for laziness! If you don’t want to use these specific apps there are DOZENS of alternatives that work exactly the same.
Computer/IPad/IPhone use f.lux.
Android Devices use Twilight.
(I am in no way affiliated with Twilight or f.lux, they are just what I find is the easiest and also cost affordable).
I have f.lux installed on my computer and Twilight on my Samsung and I really enjoy them both!
I hope you all take advantage of this REALLY EASY way to sleep easier at night. Stay healthy and safe and I hope you all sleep better. Love you all!