Heard this great tip from a friend Dean Hunt who’s on his computer as much as me every day… suspect there are a few of you out there that are too..
Here is a free program download for your computer that will regulate the computer’s light for you during the day and night.
Why would that help me get better sleep?
Bright lights – including the blue light that is emitted from computers – actually inhibit the production of melatonin – a precursor to sleep.
I’ve been recommending that you turn down the lights in the house at the end of the day so your body starts readjusting for sleep – but I didn’t know about this cool program for your computer.
Go here now: http://stereopsis.com/flux/
After downloading and running the program you will be asked to enter your latitude and longitude (or zip for US citizens) and that’s it.
Pretty simple, I recommend it to everyone.
And while we’re on the topic of light, if you have had a bad night’s sleep it is a great idea to have a walk in the sun in the morning to re-set your circadian rhythm for the day. Avoid sunblock and even sunglasses if possible.
BTW if you’re doing color-sensitive work, right click on the icon and disable for an hour while you do that. Double cool.