Quick Wellness Tip for Your Eyes

Wellness Tip For Your Eyes | The Bombshell Files

Today, I wanted to share a quick wellness tip for those gorgeous eyes of yours.  My husband JUST shared this tip with me, and I’m kinda like,  I could’ve used this tip months ago, babe.

Anyway, I started reading a bit about blue light and what it does to your eyes.  You know, the same blue light that comes off of your electronics, like your phone, TV, computer screens, and tablets.  This is the same blue light from the sun.

So imagine, you’re getting this sunlight effect during the day, which is cool, but you’re also getting it at 10pm or so, when you’re trying to wind down for the night and relax.  The blue light affects your melatonin production and makes it harder to fall asleep.

“At night, light throws the body’s biological clock—the circadian rhythm—out of whack. Sleep suffers.” {source}

So if you’re catching up on your social media when you’re about to get your sleep on, the blue light from your phone or computer will trick your brain and keep you up longer.

Well, sorry, but I’m still gonna be on my laptop at night.

Which leads me to this little program (f.lux) I downloaded that warms up the color of the computer screen and makes it easier on your eyes, especially at night when the blue light is harsher.

The application says:

“it makes the color of your computer’s display adapt to the time of day, warm at night and like sunlight during the day.” {source}

It’s amazing, because I can feel my eyes relaxing when I’m on my laptop now, instead of the squinty look I had going on before (not hot).

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Definitely check this out and let me know if you enjoy the soothing view of your screens now.  I will sometimes disable it, just to see how bright and gross the blue light was before, and you guys, it was intense.  You will not believe how your screens used to look and how you could even stand it (a little dramatic?).  But seriously, it makes a huge and positive difference.

If you want more info on blue light, I liked this article.

♦ Stephanie

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2 Responses

  1. Alex December 11, 2015 / 4:46 pm

    Another tip for people who are always staring at a screen are anti-glare glasses. I was getting really bad headaches from always looking at a screen plus burning eyes. Now I have neither of those problems and I get tons of compliments on them!

    They’re on Amazon for around $12

  2. Stephanie December 12, 2015 / 8:41 am

    Yes! I’ve heard about those! I would love to get a pair for work because I am just staring at that screen all day, every day. Thanks for reading Alex!

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