Monday, September 10, 2012
Blue Light Blocking Glasses Ordered
When I started this journey towards health, I armed myself with a couple of iPhone apps for low carb eating. One of which gathers the best low carb blogs together. This, of course included Jimmy Moore's Livin' La Vida Low Carb http://www.livinlavidalowcarb.com/ which is a great resource. I don't often listen to podcasts, because I guess I'm more of a reader, and the question and answer thing seems slow to me. But I do listen once in a while when I'm really in need of a motivational boost. One of Jimmy Moore's more electrifying podcasts was with Dr. Jack Kruse. I immediately found Dr. Kruse's website http://jackkruse.com/jacks-blog/ and Facebook page and I also recommend these to anyone trying to go low carb or just heal themselves. Both Jimmy Moore and Dr. Kruse have compelling stories of their low carb, healthy living journeys. Just reading those will keep you going.
Dr. Kruse has introduced me to some radical ideas, that after consideration, make so much sense. I am barely skimming the surface of implementing these ideas, but I've taken the first steps. Dr. Kruse is a big proponent of normalizing your circadian rhythms. The science of it all can be overwhelming. I'd read that his wife wears goggles at night to help regulate her sleep cycle, but I just couldn't imagine wearing goggles to bed, or even an eye mask on a regular basis. That's because I'd either misread or not read the right passage, so I didn't understand that Dr. Kruse's wife was wearing blue light blocking glasses BEFORE going to bed. Then someone posted a comment on Dr. Kruse's Facebook page about how much the blue light blocking glasses helped. I still didn't get it, not really. But one day in boredom, I surfed the net and finally got it. Here's a quick article on the whys of blue light blocking http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/6/prweb9532967.htm. Blue light emitted from artificial light sources stops melatonin production. Wow! And so you don't wear the goggles or glasses to bed, you wear them three hours before you want to go to sleep. Whoa! Well now that totally makes sense. I get it now DUH! I just ordered some blue light blocking glasses, and I will let you know how that works for me. I went with the cheap ones, because $80.00 is lot to pay to try something out. The Amazon reviews said that the cheap ones work just as well, so what the hell, I'm in.