Wednesday, September 17, 2014

For a Better Night's Sleep

If you do any type of work on your computer before bedtime, that may be affecting the quality of your sleep. Your computer (and phone) light is of a blue hue, set to mimic sunlight and appear the most natural. If you stare at "daylight" at night, you're tricking your brain into thinking it's day and you won't be able to fall asleep and stay asleep as well.

What to do about this dilemma?

I was reading our Moody newspaper last week and they highlighted some of their favorite apps. One of the ones they featured was an app called "F.lux", which I had never heard of. The concept of F.lux intrigued me.

On their website, they say this:

"F.lux fixes this: it makes the color of your computer's display adapt to the time of day, warm at night and like sunlight during the day." 

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It's simple to use and it's been so nice to have for this past week! As I do homework in the evenings, I don't get headaches anymore from staring at my screen. It's more natural and relaxing and helps me transition to bedtime. Though a little bit hard to get used to at first, now I'm hooked! I think it's such a great concept and helpful for college students and anyone else too. F.lux also has an app for phones, but I haven't used that one yet.

Here's the link to the app: F.lux

Not that you can see any color difference in the screen here or anything, but this is my computer background that I stare at often. Home. Mountains. On a cloudy day. It's just calming and peaceful. (Mom, feel free to send any other pictures like this to me for backgrounds! Hehe)


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