Blue Light and Sleep

You may have heard some hype recently about the ‘dangers’ of blue light and what it can do to your sleeping patterns.

Blue light is not immediately dangerous however it can cause some problems with regards to our eyes and our sleeping patterns.

But why is blue light so bad? And what can it do to damage your sleeping patterns?

Here is everything you need to know about blue light and why it might be stopping you from sleeping.

What is Blue light?

The blue light that we are talking about specifically, is the blue light that is emitted by electronic screens.

These are blue lights that reduce contrast in images that you see on the screen and can also relate to the blue lights that a lot of social media sights use as their background colors and is also the reason that they use those colors as their background.

Why is this bad for us?

Not all blue light is bad for us, because of course the sky is blue, and there is plenty of blue light that occurs naturally in nature.

The problem with blue light occurs when we use our screens too much.

One reason that this is bad is that the reduced contrast on images means that our eyes strain to better see things, and this can cause damage to our eyes and even headaches.

Looking at sleep specifically, blue lights are disruptive to our sleep patterns because they mimic the lights that we see during the daytime and trick our minds into believing that we should still be awake.

That means that looking at screens in bed, and especially blue social media sites, can keep us awake even though we are tired.

How to reduce Blue light

There are a number of ways that you can reduce the amount of unnatural blue light that you are exposed to in your daily life.

Iris was software formulated to help you reduce the amount of blue lights emitted by your screens.

It works by increasing the contrast on your screen and allowing you to adjust the levels of each color on your device.

This can make it a lot easier for our eyes to focus on our screens and see what we need to see.

There are also applications for both mobile and desktop that are specifically to help you get your sleeping patterns back on track.

These apps in particular work by adjusting the colors and backlighting of your screens to suit the time of day wherever you live.

This means that as it gets closer to bedtime, your screen will naturally darken and get you ready for sleep.

So that is what blue light from screen might be doing to damage your sleep.

There are plenty of things that you can do to reduce your screen time or even adjust your technology to better suit your health.

These are things that can easily be changed and can make a huge difference in our lives.

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