Does Your Family
Need Better Sleep?
If so..you might want to read this
Time with your family is one of the most important parts of your week.
Educating the kids
Helping them with their homework
As important as these all are for many families, we all make use of technology and tv, laptop and phone screens in the process.
Often before bed.
The kids will play on their games consoles right until that last bedtime moment.
You will be watching the newest Netflix popular series right before you set your alarm and try and get some rest.
Everybody is ready for the next day.
But then you can’t get to sleep.
You’re tossing and turning for 45 minutes before you finally doze off.
You wake up once or twice throughout the night.
And you dread the moment the alarm goes off, hoping that it was just a dream.
The kids wake up tired, and not at all rested.
You can’t seem to think why. They went to sleep right at their bedtime.
It’s less when you go to sleep, and more what you do 1 – 2 hours before you go to sleep.
And in a very modern 2018, the things we do 1 – 2 hours often entail the use of artificial light emitted from screens and house lights.
Those artificial lights are very sharp and un-natural to see late in the evening. We call it blue light.
What is Blue Light?
Blue light is artificial light emitted from laptop, tv, phone and all other various types of screens. This also goes for light bulbs and other house lights.
You see, back before we had the gift of alarm clocks, or even clocks in general, people used to wake up when the sun rose, and fall asleep when the sun set.
With the constant use of technology in our lives, we often forget how that changes things compared to how we, as humans, were conditioned and evolved.
We are not meant to be exposed to un-natural, artificial light right before going to sleep. It goes against our natural evolution.
What exposure to artificial light does, is it prevents the production of a natural hormone called Melatonin.
Melatonin ensures that our bodies are kept rested, by allowing us to fall asleep and shut down for 6-8 hours, go through the various sleep cycles, and then wake up when the sunrise hits our eyes.
Reducing the constant levels of melatonin production, prevents the body from acknowledging when it is meant to rest, and when it is meant to be awake and sharp.
You are tricking it to seeing a fake sunlight, right until the last second before trying to fall asleep.
It’s a little bit like turning off a blender, and putting your hand straight in even though the blades are still spinning quite fast.
Does This Sound Familiar?
By preventing your body from natural Melatonin production, you are essentially telling it to fight its internal nature, and battle to stay awake.
And then you can’t sleep.
It takes you 45 minutes to fall asleep instead of 10.
You toss and turn for ages.
You wake up at least once during the night.
Then you wake up wishing you could fall back asleep, because your body is craving it.
Truth be told, there is a very simple measure to prevent all of this from happening.
Falling asleep much faster than you normally would
Not waking up in the middle of the night
Waking up rested and ready for the day
This isn’t some strange voodoo magic
This is simple science.
So what’s the answer?
Easy. The light spectrum.
As we mentioned, the artificial light is what is preventing the production of Melatonin.
Artificial light sits on the high frequency and short wavelength end of the light spectrum.
Simply put, sharp light, at a very high speed.
The answer to this issue is at the other end of the light spectrum. The warm and calming shades of reds, oranges and yellows.
Imagine putting an orange tinted filter over a blue light.
It would turn the light to a warm red-ish shade, allowing it to be less sharp and much calmer on the eyes.
This is exactly what the solution is.
No artificial chemicals.
No Melatonin pills to boost the production of it.
More specifically, orange tints, which reduce the sharpness of the blue light by 40% – 60%.
They help you sleep.
And they help you sleep well.
Time with the family is an important aspect, and the use of technology has allowed us to entertain, educate and unwind much more conveniently than ever before.
We know we are not taking the use of technology away from anybody anytime soon, but we are able to offer a very simple method to make sure you don’t sacrifice your sleep and health because of it.