Your day begins with checking the phone notifications, checking the weather, checking updates from work, checking mail…
After all the ritual is done, you get ready to head to your office and then the saga of glueing to the digital devices continues. You are not giving yourself a moment to rest. Whenever you are free, you would check your phone to see what your favourite celebrity wore at some party. Then you will check maybe how cute your colleague’s dog is in the social media pic.
And spending your whole day looking into digital devices, you come back straight home and crash on your bed. Then you switch on your high-resolution television screen to watch your favourite serial. If you count the hours you spend on all the digital devices, you don’t have to wonder why you have insomnia.
You are spending excessive time on digital devices which emit harmful blue lights. This deregulates your sleep cycle and makes you an insomniac. There are easy ways to get back your sound sleep and wake up energised every morning.
Blue light Glasses are a save
Blue light aka high energy visible light is the culprit that causes insomnia. You are exposed to digital devices for too long. You get the blue lights from these devices way more than usual. Blue light is not harmful when you intake them in low amounts. Blue light is present in natural sunlight and does not pose much harm. But the overexposure to these lights jeopardizes your body sleep cycle.
Blue light is the indicator of daytime for the brain. When you are exposed to this light, the brain is active and alert. When you stay for too long under this light, your brain gets tricked and does not send the signal to the body to take a rest. Your mind is alert even though your body is tired.
In such a situation, by blocking blue lights, you can get a clear and comfortable view. You will not strain your eyes while on digital devices, and your regular sleep cycle goes back to normal.
Try blue light blocking glasses that block more than 90 percent of blue light emission. They block blue light efficiently and are more productive in regulating your sleep cycle.
No phone time before bedtime
Before bedtime, you are tired but not too tired to drift away to dreamland. You browse the internet for a few minutes. And these few minutes last a few hours. Then you encounter some fascinating article or video, and you end up staying awake all night.
First, it starts with the inability to sleep and then you cannot fall asleep at all. If you value your beauty sleep, you should not check your phone right before going to sleep. Do not use any digital devices two hours before bedtime.
Rejuvenate with morning light
Blue light is essential for boosting your mood. You will feel alleviated after soaking in the morning light. Your whole day will be full of enthusiasm and vigour.
Spend a few hours jogging and limit your blue light time. Your sleep cycle will go back to normal.
Not everyone is a morning person. Maybe your insomnia is a signal for you to start being one. You know the saying about the early risers, right?
No power napping
Taking naps in between can make you feel energised for the day. But these mappings can also drive away your sleep at night. If you have already rested for too long in the daytime, you should not complain about lack of sleep at night.
You don’t lack rest. You need more work.
Instead of napping, do some meditation, yoga or take a walk in the park. You will feel energised and have enough energy to work without sacrificing sleep at night.
Eat at regular intervals
Eating at regular intervals is as crucial as sleeping at a usual time. When you skip a meal and delay it by an hour or two, you are delaying the whole process of digestion, circulation and all the biological functions of your body. Your sleep cycle is also affected by your food timings.
Adhering to these simple ways can help cure insomnia if it is caused by too much blue light emission. You can consult your eye doctor and get blue light lenses for your prescription and non-prescription glasses. If your symptoms do not go away even after following these methods, you should consult your doctor.