The Blue Blockers 🕶️Edition [Mollie's Monday Obsessions v.93]
Artificial light after sunset can really mess with your sleep. Before Thomas Edison, we were unable to extend our days, barring fire, candles, and lanterns.
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Question: What do we do to combat artificial light’s adverse effects on our sleep in a world that refuses to dim its nighttime wattage? Answer: Look like a weirdo and wear blue blockers! 👇
Blue blockers spotted in the wild in Thailand last year.
BLUE BLOCKERS 101 [*In the 21st Century] 💪Resource: Eco-friendly Blue Blockers, Siiz Health Blue BlockersThis company is new, and I appreciate how they are on a mission to thoroughly educate the public on the substantial role that light plays on our health & sleep. I will be hosting an IG Live with them next Friday, May 29th at 3:30pm PT / 6:30 EST to learn more about the difference between daytime and nighttime lens. Please send any questions that you might have my way! *Spoiler Alert: Clear lenses are NOT helping you with blue light, unfortunately. The link above gets you a hookup.
🏋️Resource: Blue Blockers, Blublox, head on over to the “Sleep+” section of this website for their red lens. Use ‘sleepisaskill’ for 15% off.
📰Resource: Keto Newsletter, Dr. Anthony Gustin, The Feed I really enjoy this newsletter, and naturally, I particularly appreciate his focus on sleep. ***Also, if you have any wellness-focused newsletters that you love, please send them my way!
👴Resource: Podcast Episode, The Joe Rogan Experience, Joe Rogan & Rhonda Patrick The big focus in this one? The urging to get in your vitamin D: “In Indonesia almost all patients that died from COVID-19 were vitamin D deficient” As most of you should know on this newsletter, vitamin D (from the sun!) is critical for getting great sleep!
💤Resource: PDF, Timeshifter, Circadian rhythms and immune function I had the pleasure of interviewing the creator of this game-changing app a few weeks ago (we literally use this on every flight that requires a timezone shift!). Particularly relevant to this week’s conversation is this callout: Blue spectrum light: Some companies produce lights that are specifically designed to enhance alertness in the day and promote sleep at night by manipulating a specific portion of the blue spectrum. Not all are the same, however; look out for products which emit white light enriched in the 480nm wavelength in the day, and deplete 480nm for evening use.
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