I am planning to buy some compact fluorescent bulbs to emulate the more full light spectrum of daylight indoors. However, I need some additional sockets to put the bulbs into. Would anyone know the name of something like a power cord with a plug... (more)
My own experience is that one can sort of get addicted to wearing them. When I was younger, I would wear them all the time and I am sure my eyes were far more light sensitive. The last ten years of so, I have simply not bothered (mostly due to... (more)
Since I've switched to Paleo I have seen a great deal of improvements this month which include: digestion, joint pain, overall well-being, and weight loss. However, I still incur many issues relative to sleeping. Many of which I've been dealing... (more)
Can you get vitamin D from being outside (in relative shade?) with indirect sunlight? I am sure it would be a fraction of direct sunlight exposure, but I was wondering if there was any significant vitamin d we can get from indirect sunlight. (more)
Just as the title says. Wondering of there is something special about lenses sold specifically as blue light blockers, or if any red or orange tinted lenses will do. Already have f.lux on the computer, but I get off work late in Tokyo and the... (more)
http://www.naturalnews.com/024256_sun_gazing_food_life.html http://tv.naturalnews.com/v.asp?v=3643BCF32DADD16E78D76598CB5145E7 http://tv.naturalnews.com/v.asp?v=AD2B2CC417ADBDA72640FB1E0DF5D48F (more)
I'm curious about light therapies in general. I've been considering a light box for some time now for SAD. In the meanwhile, I have visited a tan salon a few times for a pick-me-up. I do enjoy it, go occassionally and always cover my face with a... (more)
the reason i go for natural sunlight over artificial is the uncertainty that they are equal. i know that mankind as a requirement needs sunlight to make vitamin D and without supplementation or exposure to light that at least one disease called... (more)
Are candles superior to standard lightbulbs and television/computer screens at night time in regards to circadian rhythm?
Who uses artificial sunlight for health? What are your results? Can you compare between artificial sun and vitamin D supplements? Thank you!
So, the last time I got a proper tan I was probably... um, eleven or twelve years old? Back then, it was completely unintentional. I just ran around outside until I got tired and freckled. Then, after a particularly bad burn and a bout of skin... (more)
I saw this touched on a bit in other threads, but wondering with all the talk of going to bed early and using black out curtains if we are losing something from not bathing in the light of the moon, so to speak. I know moonlight will help... (more)
Energy saver bulbs last longer and are less costly, but could they also be giving off a type of light that causes our eyes to strain more? I'm sure the light given off by the old-school incandescent bulbs is much more similar to that our ancestors... (more)
Incandescent bulbs give off the same type of light as the sun. It's natural light. Our eyes evolved in this kind of light. Fluorescent bulbs are different. Both sunlight and incandescent light are continuous spectrum. That means they are a... (more)
I love candles--the soothing glow, the fascination of fire, the way they flatter people's faces, the lack of sleep-interfering blue-light. However, I have a cat and would really rather not having burning flames lying around just waiting to get... (more)
Go to a craft store and look for the electric candles. There are tea lights and larger candles which mimic the feel of flickering candles. I had the same concern with cats and these worked out great.
So I've experienced light headedness on Paleo during a few occasions. It's always fairly acute--i.e. all of a sudden I get very light headed and feel the need to sit down. Not frequent (has only happened twice, maybe) in a year. This morning it... (more)
I use a cpap at night to sleep and my husband has noticed that I am sleeping with fewer issues at night now that I am on this diet. Even with cpap and prescribed allergy nasal spray and pills I would snore and struggle at night before going on... (more)
Relatedly, f.lux will reduce blue coming from your computer screen in the evening. http://www.stereopsis.com/flux/
Having just become aware of the existence of the term Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome (Wikipedia), despite having had "symptoms" nearly all of my life that fit the "diagnosis" (I think you can tell from my scare quotes where I'm going with this) I'm... (more)
I entirely take the point about the idea that DSPS-symptoms might somewhat result from individuals merely having differential responses to factors that are (largely) unavoidably in the modern environment, but (largely) absent in the paleo context.... (more)
After noticing a difference since installing the f.lux application, I'd like to buy a pair of amber goggles to block out blue light in the evenings. I wear existing glasses so they have to fit over these. Can't find anything appropriate on... (more)
I already take vitamin D to supplement lack of sunlight, but I have had melatonin regulation problems for a long time. I was diagnosed with Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome, and started taking melatonin at night to sleep. My hypothesis is that I... (more)