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 this diet. So diet has improved my sleep and I am off allergy meds. I also think this may explain why my Fibromyalgia pain is receding too since with better sleep my muscles are able to repair.
I also have no lights visible in bedroom at night and have blackout drapes. I have night light in bathroom if needed. These things have helped as well.
But now I have learned that the wonderful full spectrum light bulbs we use that are suppose to cheer us up and give out better light are also not helping our sleep at night. There have been studies of nurses who work at night who have much higher incidence of breast cancer. It has to do with our sleep cycles and how if they are messed with light it affects so many aspects.
I have put dimmers on light switches to lower light at night which helps some but the blue light is still there so you need to either get these pricey yellow light bulbs or pricey sun glasses from lowbluelights.com. Has anyone implemented removing blue light spectrum at night and done it cheaply and how did it work out? Please share.
When you remove the blue light I think it is 420-470 nanometers it allows melatonin to start producing in the brain which helps sleep. So doing this an hour or several before bedtime really helps you get better sleep. Even the smallest amount of blue light can negate it so it has to be constant. Our Paleo ancesters went to sleep when it was dark and didn't push the sleep cycle as we do. Later they hung around camp fires which is not the bright light we are used now. Also children with Austism may benefit from restricting blue light since they are very sensitive to sounds and light.
I have seen these yellow and amber and orange lens sunglasses that filter out the blue spectrum but not sure which ones to try. I also wear glasses so fit overs would be required. I hear for folks who have poor eyesight that the orange lens works the best. Amber maybe too dark. Yellow lens seem like the would be weird to look through. The blue light comes across in watching tv and computer screen as well. I also been looking at cheaper Cocoon fit over glasses you can buy on Amazon.com.
Does anyone know of other companies that makes the yellow light bulbs that take out the blue light? This company lowbluelights.com is run by very old professors who are not that business savvy and they never return emails and don't answer the phone and they don't understand how to market products like disclosing measurements for fit over glasses. I think they have good idea but the way they implement it could be vastly improved. They also don't make any dimmable florescent yellow bulbs which is where we are all headed in the next two years whether we want to or not. Nor do their florescent cfl bulbs say they can work in enclosed fixture either. I thought about the yellow bug lights but I don't think they are made the same way and limit the blue spectrum totally.
Update: Read my comments to Stephen down below I was able to track down Eschenbach and Cocoons that sell orange lenses that block out total blue light spectrum. It even says so on their site and they both list the nanometers their different lenses cover. Orange is 520nm which is what I am going to get and plan to order the cocoons online direct for 29.95 + s&h they have more sizes for fitovers for my glasses.