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It's an app for android that adjusts your phone screen according to sunrise and -set. The app turns the screen darker and gives it a red-ish tint in the evenings, making it easier to read without hurting your eyes, aswell as makes it easier to fall asleep after. I haven't found it using any extra battery either, definitely recommend it!
Edit: For those of you with computers or apple devices, f.lux is the way to go.
Twilight. I'm convinced I sleep better at night, especially when combined with f.lux on my computer and a LIFX bulb in my desk lamp.
EDIT: Link to the app on the Google Play store, in case anyone else wants to find it. Evidently it isn't available on iOS, but check out a similar app called Bluelight Filter. I don't even know if that one is available, but hopefully someone more Apple-savvy can find it.
There's an app called twilight which tints your screen a different shade for the time of the day, I've found it's very useful to making me not stay up late on my phone
There's an app called Twilight that filters the type of light coming from your screen so that it won't keep you up.
There's a version for desktop too, called Flux.
To get the questions out of the way (and promote other discussion)
1) Yes. Nova Launcher Prime and Tesla Unread. That's one way I'm aware of!
2) I've heard Twilight is pretty good
Nou ,dan geniet ik maar van het placebo effect van een filter op mijn telefoon 's avonds. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.urbandroid.lux&hl=en heb ik al een tijd en ik geniet met volle teugen van het placebo effect.
Speaking of blue light, i thought I'd bring this up. Try using f.lux for your computer, or twilight on android (I don't know about IOS).
What this app does is, reducing the blue light on your screen, it helps relaxing your eyes and makes you go to sleep easier, i really like these two apps, very important.
Twilight. It filters out blue light based on what time of day it is. This really helps for late night browsing without messing up your sleep (blue light late at night negatively affects your sleep). Here it is for android.
I use Twilight. Works pretty good. I set it up with specific hours instead of tracking sunset, and it becomes much less annoying. And oddly enough, no ads.
They make a version for Windows too, and probably other machines.
This is the issue for those who haven't seen it. (The dialog says "Screen overlay detected: To change this permission setting, you first have to turn off the screen overlay from Settings > Apps.")
Basically, it's a security feature. If you have an app currently using a screen overlay (i.e. using its "Draw over other apps" permission), like Twilight (a nighttime color-filtering app), you can't actually approve new permissions for other apps through the normal pop-up dialog. You either have to turn off the overlay and get the new app to re-request the permission, or manually set the permission.
I say this is a "security feature" because I believe the Android devs are concerned that a screen overlay app could obscure/overwrite the permissions dialog, and trick you into approving permissions. It would be nice to be able to say "I trust Twilight; don't let it stop these permission dialogs" but Android does not offer that level of granular control. So instead, I have the Twilight widget on my home screen, so I can quickly turn it off when I need to approve new permissions.
Don't worry too much about it. Also, it's better for you in the long run; warmer screens helps you sleep better, while cold/blue screens tend to keep you awake. That's why there are software that helps mitigate the issue like f.lux or Twilight for Android.
Not directly related, but I'm really enjoying <strong>Twilight</strong>, similar to <strong>f.lux</strong> (also awesome) for computers, it adjusts your screen to warmer tones gradually over time during the day so your natural sleep cycle is bothered less from staring at it in the evening and night. With prescribed stims and my hyperfocus always kicking in at night, it's really easy to lose track of time if I don't feel tired from staring at screens.
Staring at a screen isn't going to help you sleep. Installing an app like Twilight or CF.lumen can help by filtering out the blue light. Blue light prevents melatonin production. Melatonin is a hormone that regulates your sleep cycles.
The same effect can be achieved through free software.
Windows, Mac, iOS, Linux:
It's called twilight.
Also install the flux software on your comp or something like Twilight for android. It reduces the blue light based on sunset and is adjustable.
For Android I use an app called Twilight that is basically the same as f.lux. (I'm on my phone, so I don't have a link.)
Tem app de celular/computador que reduz o azulado da tela.
No android eu uso o Twilight
E no pc eu uso o Redshift(Linux). Eu não conheço nenhum pra windows, mas o nome genérico pra esses programas é blue light filter.
Essas coisas realmente funcionam, acredito que com um óculos também vá funcionar, mas se você for mão de vaca(que nem eu), talvez deva considerar essas opções
Basically it lowers the blue light your screen puts out when it's dark out, which is supposed to help you sleep better. I have mine set to start transitioning when the sun starts setting, which is really convenient.
Or you could get f.lux.
It does mess with the colours a little bit after the sun goes down (or whenever you set it to), as it starts blocking out blue light. But after getting that for my pc, and Twilight for my phone I have a lot less trouble getting to sleep after being on either.
F.lux doesn't exist on Android, but Twilight does the same without root and then there is CF Lumen which requires root access
I would just install Twilight if it's bothering you. I think You can pull a request on the Moto Community site too.
Since somebody else mentioned using melatonin to help you get to sleep:
f.lux on Windows, Mac OSX and Linux
Twilight on Android
Puts a red filter over the screen at designated times of the day to ensure the blue light from your phone or computer monitor is not going to disrupt melatonin production that naturally occurs once the sun is down.
Note that Twilight can interfere with app installations, and you may need to pause it to properly install apps. It can then be safely resumed.
With the next major update of Chrome OS, you'll be able to use Android apps. Android has the excellent Twilight app. If your delicate little eyes can hold out until then, you may be able to save yourself the trouble of selling your device.
It's the android equivalent of the excellent f.lux for PC. Enables you to use your smartphone at night and before sleepytime without staying awake for hours. It blocks the blue light after sundown so your brain won't get "stay awake" impulses from the screen of your smartphone.
I consider myself a heavy user and I manage to get 4-5 hours out of the device. Screen brightness almost constantly at 70%.
Download Twillight to save your eyes at night (and battery).
I installed Cloudy ROM and its pretty stable for me. Oh and don't think that iOS isn't crashing, it's just not telling the user like Android does.
This looks like Twilight which simulates a "blue light filter" similar to f.lux on desktops. The idea is that the reduction of blue light also reduces eye fatigue. Newer versions of Android and Windows 1 have this build in nowadays as a "Night Light" feature (probably iOS too now).
Not an FA but someone who has random hours at a lab.
A) Sleep in a dark room, you need to trick your body to thinking that it's night. An eye mask helps, but there are photoreceptors on your skin that tells you "yo it's daylight."
B) High frequency light hitting your eyes may also tell your body that it's daytime. If you need to use electronic devices near bedtime you should install programs that reduce the frequency of light displayed depending on the time. On computers/laptops, f.lux is a good option. Twilight for androids. iOS devices ~9.0ish have a native built in "night mode" that attempts to reduce the amount of high frequency light.
C) Try to get used to sleeping with ear plugs. Blocking out ambient noise allows for a more restful sleep.
Yes actually. You can use twilight if you're having trouble getting tired before bed. Flux if it is your pc keeping you up.
I used to do research on circadian rhythms. I'd recommend the usual:
use bedroom for sleep only
drink water and stretch before bed, the big dramatic "I'm sleepy" stretches you see actors doing on TV
exercise frequently, both resistance training and conditioning/cardio
some people feel that other supplements help them sleep, you can try them cheaply enough... various herbs, extracts, etc. I'm not going to recommend anything specifically because I don't know that any of these have been shown to have a beneficial effect on sleep.
But most importantly as far as circadian science goes:
avoid blue light after the sun goes down. Install F.lux on your computer and use the color slider to make color temperature warmer at night
use Night Shift Mode on iPhones / iPads, and Twilight on Android - make sure to set your zip code or enable location monitoring so it knows when to do its thing
supplement with melatonin, you can get this cheap at any drug store and some grocery stores or Target, etc.
eat well, get enough protein and look into getting more ALA, EPA, and DHA in your diet
do not consume caffeine or other stimulants too late in the day. I avoid them after ~5pm unless I need to be up late for some reason. Also, avoid becoming dependent on needing these to "wake you up" in the morning.
get serious about your routine of when you wake up, when you go to bed, and try to stick to it
temperature and humidity of your room can affect sleep quality and whether you're snoring or tossing & turning, find what works best for you
If you have Android apps enabled on your Chromebook, it seems that Twilight is finally working on the stable Chrome OS channel. I've been using it every night for the last week or so!
Twilight is a blue light filter for Android, dimming the screen at night. Works similarly to f.lux and iOS Night Shift.
I understand that feeling, I use android so my fix was to download the Twilight app (not related to the novel) I set up just the screen dim but if you don't like blue light you can change the color temperature+intensity too.
I can read stuff on my phone in the dark and play SS with it easier. I'm not sure about apple though but you can probably search it up.
Not specifically for working, but my regular glasses have a blue light filter baked-in to the lenses. I got it because it cost me nothing.
It's not any better than Flux or Twilight. I imagine if I had to physically position myself in front of several different workstations throughout the day, the filter being attached to my head might come in handy.
Your phone should get Oreo soon enough and it has an option called "Night Light" in settings built-in, just wait a little, in meantime you can use apps like Twilight, it puts a tint on your screen and is inferior to built-in solutions or ones requiring root (for example, it will show up on screenshots you make).
I'm light sensitive too. I'd highly recommend flux for your laptop or desktop and twilight for your cell. It gets rid of the bright blue/higher frequency light and makes the screen more rosy red and less harsh. You can play with the settings to customize it. I have mine set to always be at nighttime levels.
These are some tips of the top of my head. Google 'sleep hygiene' for some more detailed advice.
There's also an app for Android called Twilight that does that, but it's free. Idk if it's for Apple too, but I'll get a link real quick
Edit: So it seems it isn't on apple. Here is the link to the play store though.
What version of Android you're on? AFAIK 7.0 and up has night mode built in.
I used to use Twilight before. Still being maintained (last update 12/22/18) and is made by the same guys as Sleep as Android.
What a good idea. I've thought about this but only now did I try it. I just sideloaded Twilight and it works PERFECTLY!!! I have it installed on my phone and on my Android TV device. Installed it on here and works, even when playing games :)
EDIT:Oh I see you're already using Twilight on your tablet. Just sideload it on the Go works WONDERFULLY! :)
Twilight - justerer automatisk farvetemperaturen, så du undgår stimulerende blåt lys om aftenen. Den har bestemt hjulpet på min søvn.
[link] for your computer and Twilight for Android. Both of these will filter out blue light at night allowing your brain to signal that it's bed time.
Some night owl friends have gone out camping and said that by 7:30pm they were ready for bed. Try having some "No artificial light" evenings. A bonfire or candles is fine.
2.5 years playing and this is my first one. Sure, it could have been crit or speed ( :( ) but at least it wasn't flat HP.
Before you ask, the color is because I use the twilight app.
Twilight: eine Android app die einen teil der Farben des Bildschirms filtert und so zu leichterem Einschlafen führt. Sehr empfehlenswert für Leute die vor dem Einschlafen noch auf dem smartphone zocken oder surfen!
(PC Alternative: f.lux)
Also, here's the link to Twilight if anyone wants to easily get that.
Here. - Sorry, couldn't find an iPhone version.
For those on android, you can use Twilight to help with the issue, which was based off the PC (and Mac/Linux) program F.lux, which is also apparently available on iOS devices now. Just remember that you're still staring at light and likely stimulating your brain by being on your phone and whatnot
I like the Kindle. The e-ink screen is fantastic, for me. As for the economic viability of it, I check out books via Overdrive.
In view of declutter though, I don't see the Kindle as a magical cure for clutter. The big problem I had was that I accumulated books (both physical and digital) and never actually read them. Consequently, I decided to keep 4-6 books on my Kindle at any given time. Any more than that and I'd spend more time looking for what to read rather than reading.
That all written, as sherlock_logic wrote, unless you prefer the e-ink screen, use the Nexus 9. And, possibly consider an app like Twilight.
Linkit tässä, niille jotka eivät tiedä ohjelmia: F.lux ja Twilight Androidille.
Tuo kyseinen käärmeöljy vuotaa joka paikaan. Kannabis alkaa olla yhtä ärsyttävä kuin joku kookosöljy.
The twilight app is a must. The backlight on the nexus is really bright.
I'm using this at the moment, trying to decide if it or Twilight are better. I was thinking it may save serious battery on OLED displays too (in theory both the brightness and the colour filter, since blue LEDs use something like 4x more power).
I haven't tried the flags option, but if your chromebook can access the play store try the Twilight app. It's what I use on my phone, and it works similar to f.lux on my chromebook.
Amazon is advertising a pretty simple piece of software. Any android tablet or phone can be set up for low-blue light with some software. I've used Twilight in the past.
Now I just use some cheap prescription sunglasses with an orange 50% tint :)
> dark mode
In case you didn't know: Twilight App is filtering your phones colours according to sunrise and sunset, you don't need a dark mode anymore with this.
If you really want a pretty personal Android experience. Install Nova launcher and custom icons :)
Are you a f.lux user on desktop? Check out Twilight. It's flux for your phone! [link]
About malware, if your Android phone is fully updated you should have an issue. And all the warning are about installing apps from a third party source.
Oh also Google photos is a great free unlimited photo back up solution.
Red-shifting your display will also help greatly.
F.lux (Windows/Mac/Linux) and Twilight (Android) will do this for you automatically depending on the time of day and your location
Looks like the Twilight app (link). I use it on my phone to make the screen easier on my eyes at night, but it doesn't translate well into screenshots.
I mean speaking of Blue Light Filters, if you need one there is a pretty good one on Android called Twilight. I mean I use it and it's pretty helpful. So I thought I might as well share because reasons.
Here be a link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.urbandroid.lux&hl=en_US
Basically, it's a blue light filter for Android devices, much like f.lux for PCs. It works just fine on my Galaxy S6 (and only uses about 10MB of storage there), but somehow it went horribly wrong on my watch.
Oh do you mean Android's night light feature
If so, [link] works on Android TV's
That makes more sense, but Dark mode is usually where apps replace their white backgrounds to grey or Black not the tone of the screen. Hopefully this app gets what you are trying to accomplish
Lmao yeah, I was using the twilight app, which filters out certain types of light that can make it harder to go to sleep if you see them right before bed. I didn't realize it transferred to the screenshot though.
By screen dimming do you mean apps like Twilight that remove blue light? Twilight has helped me tremendously. I read in bed almost every night and the "night modes" in my reading apps just don't cut it.
[link] not that hard to google really. It's an app that filters blue light (makes your screen have an orange tint) which is better for the eyes but fucks up recording.
Get screen filtering software for your computer and/or phone. The harsh blue light fucks with your circadian rhythm by tricking your mind into thinking its still day time. These filters strip out the blue light and give your screens a redder tint. It takes some getting used to, but it's well worth the effort. Now I can watch YouTube on my phone in bed without any impact on my sleep. There are lots of programs I'm sure, but I use f.lux on my computer and Twilight on my android phone.
+1 for 5HTP. Get the 120mg ones from Healthpost and take one an hour or so before you go to bed. Works wonders for me. Also, start using red-shift apps on your phone.
Eliminate as much blue light as possible a few hours before going to bed. Blue light makes your brain think there's still sunlight. Install f.lux on your computer and Twilight on your phone to filter a lot of it out. Make sure your house lights emit warm colors. You can even put on blue light blocking glasses if you really need to fall asleep.
Eliminating blue light can make it easier to fall asleep and get better sleep quality. Computers, phones, and large TVs really can disrupt sleep if not addressed properly.
Not on F-Droid, but Twilight has an option to detect such events and disables itself while on it, so not every app that uses overlays has this problem.
It looks like it could be Twilight which people use to prevent strain on their eyes late at night. It helps you fall asleep at night 10/10.
Is f.lux better than Redshift on Ubuntu or Twilight on Android? I was told that those two are as good as f.lux, though I'm no authority.
Why don't you just use f.lux on your computer? For Androids there are apps that emulate that functionality.
Not strictly PC, but you should consider getting a phone app that does a similar thing. For Android there's Twilight (not the shitty book).
>Inače samo da dodam na ovaj sav hype s LED rasvjetom
To o čemu članak govori je poznato već neko vrijeme, a u međuvremenu su se CFL žarulje i LED rasvjeta počeli proizvoditi u toplijim bojama upravo zbog tih istraživanja. Otvori bilo koji LED lightbulb na eBayu i vidit ćeš da je ponuđen u "cool white" i "warm white" varijanti. Zato ti je /u/cimomario napisao
>toplo bijele jer im je boja svjetla slična običnim žaruljama.
(inače zbog istog razloga se preporučuje koristiti softver poput f.luxa i Twilighta, pa eto, tko ne zna preporučam da instalira :)
I use Twilight, but I use Tasker to send it intents to start and stop the service (and now it's a plugin). So your claim of "those would kill the battery as they'd be running in the background non-stop" is not necessarily true. It doesn''t show up in my battery stats, nor does it show as occupying memory when the service is stopped.
By the way, did you read this?
(2) AMOLED screens: We have tested Twilight on an AMOLED screen for 2.5 years without any sign of depletion or over-burning. If properly configured Twilight causes less light emission (by enabling dimming) with more equal light distribution (dark areas of the screen such as the status bar get tinted). This may in fact increase your AMOLED screen life time.
Can you cite a source for your claims regarding Twilight and Lux?
I began sleeping more reliably and much better when I installed F.lux on my computer, and Twilight on my tablet. They work so well that I'll actually use them as a means to fall asleep.
I use OPX and use the "Twilight" app. It tints red-tints the screen which really helps with my eyes (especially at night-time / in low level light). Might be similar to the Lux app thats mentioned in this thread
This will not save any battery at all unless you have an AMOLED screen. And even then, the battery saving will be minimal. Turning down the backlight will save significantly more juice.
For the too bright eye strain, consider an app like Twilight
Burnt like 10 stones on that crap.
At least I learned a valuable lesson about the relative utility of Chrono Turtle and Sun Quan.
Before anyone asks, the red is from this.
Ugh, I know that feeling.
Drink tonnes of caffeine and water during the day, helps keep you up.
F.lux and Twilight help me.
Don't go on your computer or phone before bed, it keeps you up.
Yes. That screenshot is a cringeworthy mess and TouchJizz hurts my eyes.
/uj Sam-Il-Sung hate aside, the filter (it's rather red) is supposed to reduce the blue light emitted by the display so it doesn't keep you awake too much (bilogical stuff, blah blah...). It should be this app.
/j Still not an excuse for not turning it off before taking a screenshot or not sacrificing that Sam-Il-Sung POS to DuARTe and getting a Nexus.
>In other words, we need Android and iOS's permission model.
Sort of, but definitely not the same implementation.
>things like Classic Shell or f.lux are completely impossible under those permission models
I'm afraid I don't see the issue - couldn't f.lux simply have the "control monitor settings" permission and classic shell have the "replace standard menu action" permission? In fact the classic shell equivalent for android are replacement launchers, and those do exist! Also alternativeto.net suggested Twilight as an android alternative/equivalent to f.lux, and from my understanding it seems to do the same thing.
I just keep nightime mode on when I browse Reddit. Coupled with Flux on my laptop and Twilight on my phone I just can't use the normal non-nightmode Reddit anymore. It's like looking at the surface of the sun!
> keep a cell phone with you that you can glance at every ten minutes or so, with the brightness turned down as low as possible to not ruin your night vision.
If you're on Android, you can install Twilight or CF.Lumen (which requires root, unlike Twilight). It turns the color temperature of your screen down after sunset (which, at least in my case, really helps you sleep better if you use your phone before bed). I use it all the time when I go out stargazing, too.
For iPhone you can use f.lux, which I also use on my PC.
There's some great programs to actually help with this.
f.lux works on Windows, Mac, and Linux. Also works for iPhone/iPad/iPod, but I believe it has to be jail broken.
Twilight is the Android version of f.lux. Does not require for it to be rooted.
Are you referring to Twilight?. If so, you can't really call it shitty just because you're not able to adjust the settings to exactly what you want them to be.
Is it a Kindle Fire? The main reason to avoid screens at night is because of the blue light, so if you can install an app like Twilight you could turn the redness way up until you can still read and avoid most of the problem.
> Avoid blue light 2 hours before bed
f.lux can help with this on Windows PCs, and Twilight can help on Android devices.
Download f.lux for your computer, or Twilight if you have an Android phone, and set the lighting to 3400K and lower. They're time and location sensitive and will activate automatically at sundown, and disable themselves at sunrise.
You're being exposed to too much blue light emitted from your screens at nighttime, which simulates your circadian system. Reducing your retinas' exposure with warmer colors during the late hours will help you sleep.
The phone I had before the Pixel had no night mode, so I used the app Twilight (no vampires or glitter, I swear) and I was pretty satisfied with it. Maybe give it a look?
These worked nicely for me.
For your PC: [link]
For Android: [link]
You're on your own if you have an iPhone. ;)
You can download apps specifically for that, I use twilight with the red setting when I want to sleep and in the blue setting when I want to stay awake (almost never lol)
Ah, se você tem essa noção, então ok!
Uma coisa que me fez dormir por bastante tempo eram animes. Seja em celulares, na televisão ou afins. Principalmente naruto ou algum gigantesco, que a história demora a se desenrolar, dublado de preferência. Só recomendo que, se for por algum aparelho, use o twilight .
Outra dica, se você gostar de ler, embarque em um livro, talvez em formato digital ou no físico mesmo. Por muito tempo funcionou para mim.
Mas agora, o que mais tem funcionado são podcasts. Existem 3 em específicos - 99vidas, linha quente e não ouvo - que eu adoro e já ouvi, mas fico reouvindo antes de dormir. Dá uns 20 minutos de programa tocado e eu não aguento mais e desligo para dormir. Caso não conheça muito bem de podcasts, comece com esse app pra celular.
Espero que ajude de alguma forma e sucesso, mano!
This app fills in more orange light than blue light and it makes it easier for you to fall asleep. More info on the app link. I have the same for my laptop as well but I think most people stay away looking at their phones.
Apple decided they didn't like people playing with their screens, so they took all filters like F.lux out of their app store and still refuse to put any more in.
They do have a "night mode" for later devices, but if you have anything older than an Apple device from around 2015 or so, you're pretty much sol since they did that but refuse to put the new mode into older devices. (They REALLY should allow older devices access to those programs, but I guess they figure some people who really prefer F.lux might find a way to make their later iPhone LOOK like an earlier model and gain access to it... (And besides, they really need to buy the upgrade anyway, right?) So they'd rather leave the earlier models without.)
Side note: On my Android devices (version 4.4.4, which is why I don't think I've seen that native filter), I use Twilight. It allows 100% blue reduction and an extra 80% dimming on top of Android's native 100% dimmer. That 180% has saved me so many times!
There's software available to control the light emitted by computers and smart phones, white/blue light before bed tends to distrupt normal sleep [link] [link] Of course there's also color changing light bulbs, red tends to be least sleep distruptive.
Most obvious reason is having an app that one actually wants to run in background - in my case that would be Twilight. In such case this notification becomes noise and whats worse - there is no immediately visible indicator that there is some other app also doing it (the notification text changes - but after seeing it for days you just tune it out automatically).
Whenever I have an app or something else where buttons aren't working it's almost always another app overlay that is interfering, in my case Twilight, the screen dimmer. I occasionally have to pause Twilight to allow specific buttons to work in other apps/browsers/etc. It's rare, but when it happens, that's always been the culprit for me.
Any chance you have another app that may have some sort of overlay interference with certain Trivia Crack buttons?
For Android users, you can get an app such as Twilight (Free Version), that pretty much does the same thing as Night Light and f.lux for PC's, and filters out blue light emission.
It's this guy here. It acts as a screen overlay, so I find it doesn't always play nice with other apps - but I can't live without it now.
EDIT: I just upgraded to the pro version with my play credits and theirs an option to turn it on when certain app are on.
No, not at all. The way apps like Twilight work, they put an actual tint over the screen as /u/Cyp12die4 said. It's like looking through stained glass. In contrast, CF.Lumen works by actually modifying the output color of your screen. So, installing a red light bulb in a lamp, instead of a white one.
So if apps like Twilight were like using your phone with sunglasses, then CF.Lumen is like actually turning your display brightness down instead. Hope that's a good explanation.
There is some chance that an app like Twilight that uses an overlay method can damage your screen over time, if only slightly. But an app like CF.Lumen is guaranteed to have no adverse effects on your screen, just based on the way it works. That is unless you're using the "Non-root" option in CF.Lumen. Any option other than that will serve you fine, no long-term damage possible.
There is an app in the Play Store for AndroidTV that does this. I'll try to come up with the name.
EDIT: FOUND IT. It's called Twilight ([link])
You can download an app like Twilight, it filters out the bluelight which is usually the color emitted by phones that tend to keep people awake.
f.lux website (Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS (jailbroken))
Redshift - an alternative for Linux and recently Windows
Twilight - Same idea, for Android
I highly recommend f.lux to anyone and everyone. I can't really live without it anymore; it works.
One thing I always change, and I honestly can't tell why this isn't default, is to go into the f.lux settings and set the transition speed to slow (60 min). This will dim the screen over the course of an hour around sunset, and you'll barely realize it's happening. The default is 20 seconds, which is honestly pretty jarring, and just makes things look ugly until you get used to it.
For Android, I highly recommend Twilight and their "read in bed" setting.
I'm an Android power user so I can provide some insight. Some apps are root-only, some aren't.
Twilight - Pretty much a bluelight filter to help reduce eye strain
Blokada - pretty nifty Android ad blocker. No root needed.
Bouncer - Helps control permissions on Android, very helpful if you're conscious about data misuse by app developers. Paid app, but only $1 tho
Nova Launcher - I hate the stock launcher, this one provides a lot of customization
SD Maid - cleans up files and cached content. Some may argue that Android doesn't need it but I like it
3rd party Reddit App - Duh, have to have reddit on mobile. I like Reddit Sync
Snapseed - light-weight photo editor by Google
Now for the root apps
Adaway - Better adblocker than Blokada (imo), light-weight and open source
Titanium Backup - Ability to backup apps and uninstall bloatware
Youtube Vanced - has non root version - pretty much has Youtube red features for free (no ads, PiP viewing, dark mode, etc...)
Most of these are probably Google-able, if you have any questions then I'd be happy to answer them.
Edit: I'll provide links for the mentioned apps. All of the apps except for Bouncer have a free version.
If you are on Android, you can use Twilight
LibreOffice - Office Suite (comparable to Microsoft Office)
Redshift, f.lux, and Twilight - Changes screen color throughout the day from blue to red light, reducing eye strain and sleep loss
Thunderbird and AquaMail - Email Clients
Firefox and Google Chrome - Web Browsers
Notepad++ - source code/text editor
Zeal - Offline API documentation
SoapUI - REST and SOAP Testing Tool
VirtualBox - Run different operating systems (Linux, Windows, BSD, and more)
OpenShot and Kdenlive - Video editing
Audacity - Audio editing
GIMP - Image editing (comparable to Photoshop)
VLC Media Player - [Multimedia player]([link]) (disks, streaming, files)
Blender - 3D creation/editing suite
Open Broadcasting Software - Record and/or stream desktop/webcam
KeePass - Password manager
On a very related note: Twilight for Android is great as well. I use it on my phone and it works like a charm.
20-20-20 helped me a lot. If I get lazy with it I get the occasional blindspots. The last time that happened I had a particularly long day at my desk then went home and cracked+cataloged MTG boosters for 2-3 hours. I had crazy blind-spots for the rest of the day.
Also for the 50 billionth time I'm going to mention f.lux and Twilight even during the day.
Try "Twilight", it doesn't require root.
Start doing the following things, You should see results.
Exercise daily, try walking daily for 20 min or so.
Cut or atleast reduce Caffeine use. Stop drinking sodas.
Stop using electronic devices 2-3 hours before going to bed
Use a blue light filter, for your computer you can use Flux. You can use Flux for your phone as well if you're on Android but it requires your phone to be rooted.
Alternative is Twilight, if your on Android.
Use Nightshift mode, if on iOS.
And Twilight for Android
Probably Twilight. OP won't have their valuable sleep diminished by raiding.
f.lux is one of those softwares that I must have installed on all my computers. I've got a severe case of graft versus-host disease which heavily affects my eyes, during the worst days that it affects me it's almost impossible to be outside or any lights on, f.lux however has helped with mitigating the brightest/sharpest light so eyestrain is less of a problem now.
If you're on Linux I recommend people check out Redshift or G.lux
There are also similar apps available for Android tablets and smart phones. For example Twilight or Lux
To be able to use f.lux on any iOS products (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad) however you sadly need to jailbreak it.
Not claiming to be 100% applicable to all cases, but it worked very well for me. Most people suffer from a poor circadian cycle, which leads to poor sleep cycles, poor sleep quality, and general lack of wakefulness in the morning. All of these add up to snoozing alarms, oversleeping, etc. My advice will be aimed at the main tips to fix a broken circadian cycle.
Before we start, fix any of the below issues first!
Got that nailed down? Alright, on to fixing your circadian cycle:
And that's it. Congratulations, you now have a normal circadian rhythm and can wake up without an alarm clock.
EDIT:Bonus app: I use Sleep as Android. It has some nice sleep tracking features, but the big feature is that it serves as an easy sleep log. Going to bed? Tap the app and hit the green button. Waking up? Unlock your phone and tap the checkmark. You now have a sleep diary, and you can track the trend in your sleep duration very easily. It has accelerometer stuff if that's your cup of tea, but the ultimate goal here is to be able to wake up without an alarm.
Blue light prevents your body from releasing melatonin which helps you fall asleep. These give your phone/monitor a warm tint to it automatically according to what time it is which will help you feel tired and not stay up till 3am on reddit...hopefully.
Twilight is also a free, non-root one.
Looks like he's using Twilight or some screen dimming app.
Have a good day friend.
Twilight on the Play store. Install straight from the website before you forget
If you want a non-root app, Try Twilight.
There are also apps for your phone to make the screen easier to your eyes in the dark, like Twilight.
Try this, if you are on Android:
For your computer, flux: [link]
If you have an Android, Twilight: [link]
Going to post this because it has helped me immensely. I'd been struggling with flagging energy and lack of motivation, depression, and general irritability. I'm not going to claim that fixing my sleep patterns solved all of these problems, but it certainly helped a lot.
So first of all: Install f.lux on all of your laptops/desktops, as well as twilight on your cell phone(s). This will reduce the amount of blue light you get from your LED's after sunset. This helps increase melatonin production by restoring your normal circadian rhythm. When the sun goes down, you will find yourself getting more tired than usual.
Next, towards fixing your sleep pattern itself: start going to sleep an hour or two earlier than you usually do. Set an alarm that will go off with enough time for you to finish your morning routine as a back up plan. The goal here is to sleep until your body naturally wakes up, which should hopefully be earlier than the alarm you set.
And that's it. Just continue going to sleep an hour or two early and after a few weeks and your body will fall into a natural circadian rhythm. Go to sleep when you feel tired, and keep your backup alarm set in case you sleep longer than expected. For the first week, I slept between 9 and 10 hours nightly. Now, I sleep for almost exactly eight and a half hours, wake up without an alarm, and feel rested and energetic for the entire day.
Some other miscellaneous advice:
I use Twilight for Android
You can use an app named Twilight: [link]
Twilight is a good equivalent on Android :)
Are you running Twilight? That screws with the install button when it dims and reddens the screen.
First step, get f.lux for your computer and Twilight for your phone.
Next, see if you can get red bulbs or smartLEDs for your lights in your room. This will help so much with going to bed at night.
Third, drink a half glass of water before bed. It will help a ton with feeling sleepy.
Fourth, if you want minimal stress, a great app I found is Sleepbot (also available for iphones). Now I don't use the main part of the app that tracks sleep but instead I use the smart alarm. It's been so useful in letting me wake up without feeling groggy or stressed (or as best as I can from depresison).
Finally, get your stuff ready before you head to bed. Things like tomorrow's outfit, pack your bags, maybe sort out your breakfast in the fridge. This will help you so much by A: giving you a break if you ever sleep in and B: letting you double-check things before leaving to be extra sure you haven't forgotten anything.
Also, take it from a dropout, if you ever notice you have any kind of medical problem or assume you might have one, even if you think it's normal like not being able to focus in school, please go see a doctor. I only found out I was autistic, ADD, and depressed after seeing one and therapy has helped so much.
For Mac OSX, jailbroken iOS, and Windows
For Android (cf.lumen is another great option.)
For Linux, available in APT as redshift and redshift-gtk (The gtk version is more plug-and-play, IME.)
I've used all of these on all of the above platforms, and I would never go without equivalent software on any device ever again. All of these work automatically to "redden" your display at night, reducing harsh blue and green light, making it easier to sleep after looking at a screen. My favorite is the original Flux.
To tack onto this, Twilight is a good app for Android with the same purpose.
Nope, the twilight app. I read at night and I don't feel like burning my retinas at night.
Also Twilight for Android (play store link)
Here's the link [link] hope it works :)
here's a thing for Android people persons
It's like flux or twilight but just IRL!
Twilight is good on Android.
TL;DR: Use f.lux for your computer and Twilight for your phone.
For android there is analogous program called Twilight.
I don't claim that it works, but there's a flux app.
Also check out this Twilight app for Android: [link]
It's called Twilight, basically f.lux for Android.
Twilight, or CFLumen if you have root.
For reddit clients, Sync for reddit, and Relay for reddit.
here you go
F.lux and Twilight both block blue light at sunset. Never unplug again.
This is a fantastic post /u/NKBFrost, thanks so much! I changed my youtube settings to a black background and it really helps with normal videos as well as asmr ones. Really thoughtful, it's effort posts like yours that make this place such a great sub.
Also on android phones there is and app called Twilight that is pretty much the same. You can get f.lux for iphones but you have to jailbreak your phone. There is a browser with a non blue screen tint called Koala but I'm not sure how much this will help, and there is this tip from a few months ago about how to dim your screen very low.
I can also suggest "light switch" for firefox users just in case anybody wants something super light that does the same job as lights out, the main difference is that the lights out icon is to the right of every video in the browser window.
You can use an app like Twilight to further dim the brightness.
Twilight for Android TV [link]
Twilight - Dims the colors in your screen at night to supposedly make it easier to fall asleep, even if browsing on it.
Acorns - Invests spare change into stocks for you, it does cost money after you've reached a certain point, and it does require your bank info to do the auto-deposit.
Audible - Downloaded it and got my free audiobook and have been listening to IT almost daily in prep for the movie next month. Costs money after the first book/month.
Parkmobile - Where I live it allows me to pay for parking through the app rather than carrying quarters. It does have a limit of 2 hours, and I don't know if it works in other cities.
100 Push-Ups - If you're trying to get back into working out from nothing, this will ease you into it, they have a couple others for sit-ups and hack squats, I think you can link it with FB and other stuff if it matters.
I installed Twilight and it appears to work over apps correctly. It does not overlay the taskbar though.
I use this [link]
Not sure if joke but: [link]
Just get Twilight, it works perfectly without root on my priv and does the same thing as flux.
I use Twilight on my phone and it does something similar.
This isn't within 15 minutes, but it's something that can improve your sleep quality. Get f.lux to lower the amount on blue light on your screen by applying an orange tint to improve melatonin production, since blue light suppresses it. On Android, you can get Twilight or CF.lumen. On iOS, you can get f.lux, but it requires jailbreak.
That and Twilight on my phone help me immensely. The link between blue light and melatonin inhibition had been pretty well studied...
Research listed in Twilight app:
>Examples of related scientific research:
>Amplitude Reduction and Phase Shifts of Melatonin, Cortisol and Other Circadian Rhythms after a Gradual Advance of Sleep and Light Exposure in Humans Derk-Jan Dijk, Jeanne F. Duffy, Edward J. Silva, Theresa L. Shanahan, Diane B. Boivin, Charles A. Czeisler 2012
>Exposure to Room Light before Bedtime Suppresses Melatonin Onset and Shortens Melatonin Duration in Humans Joshua J. Gooley, Kyle Chamberlain, Kurt A. Smith, Sat Bir S. Khalsa, Shantha M. W. Rajaratnam, Eliza Van Reen, Jamie M. Zeitzer, Charles A. Czeisler, Steven W. 2011
>Effect of Light on Human Circadian Physiology Jeanne F. Duffy, Charles A. Czeisler 2009
>Efficacy of a single sequence of intermittent bright light pulses for delaying circadian phase in humans Claude Gronfier, Kenneth P. Wright, Richard E. Kronauer, Megan E. Jewett, Charles A. Czeisler 2009
>Intrinsic period and light intensity determine the phase relationship between melatonin and sleep in humans Kenneth P. Wright, Claude Gronfier, Jeanne F. Duffy, Charles A. Czeisler 2009
>The Impact of Sleep Timing and Bright Light Exposure on Attentional Impairment during Night Work Nayantara Santhi, Daniel Aeschbach, Todd S. Horowitz, Charles A. Czeisler 2008
>Short-Wavelength Light Sensitivity of Circadian, Pupillary, and Visual Awareness in Humans Lacking an Outer Retina Farhan H. Zaidi, Joseph T. Hull, Stuart N. Peirson, Katharina Wulff, Daniel Aeschbach, Joshua J. Gooley, George C. Brainard, Kevin Gregory-Evans, Joseph F. Rizzo, III, Charles A. Czeisler, Russell G. Foster, Merrick J. Moseley, Steven W. Lockley. 2007
>High sensitivity of the human circadian melatonin rhythm to resetting by short wavelength light. Lockley SW, Brainard GC, Czeisler CA. 2003
>Sensitivity of the human circadian pacemaker to nocturnal light: melatonin phase resetting and suppression Jamie M Zeitzer, Derk-Jan Dijk, Richard E Kronauer, Emery N Brown, Charles A Czeisler 2000
>Phase-shifting human circadian rhythms: influence of sleep timing, social contact and light exposure J F Duffy, R E Kronauer, C A Czeisler 1996
>Exposure to bright light and darkness to treat physiologic maladaptation to night work. Czeisler CA, Johnson MP, Duffy JF, Brown EN, Ronda JM, Kronauer RE. 1990
Twlight works on Android TV.
I use Twilight on android.
I have a keyone and as far as I can tell it does not. From what I have read night mode is only available on specific devices that have display drivers that can support it: [link]. There are some apps that claim to do something similar such as "twilight" and "Blue Light Filter - Night Mode". I haven't tried the apps, but I could if anyone wants to know. The keyone does have a display settings option to change the color temperature of the display, but even on the warmest setting it doesn't look as yellow as what I've seen night mode to look like. Also for reference I have a samsung tablet that doesn't support night mode either.
Try a blue light filter, in addition to a screen dimmer - I use Twilight.
On Android you can use an app such as Twilight to control the colour temperature and brightness of your screen.
Not OP, but it could be Twilight
Si Twilight App pentru telefon
It's red because of the twilight app I use.
> Does anyone here wear blue light blocking glasses?
Yes! I got the fancy treated lenses on my prescription glasses.
> Do you recommend it?
No. Colossal waste of money -- get a separate cheap pair if you're buying something physical.
f.lux/Twilight and night light got the job done for me.
Everyone here needs f.lux for their computers and twilight for their android phones
You're a star! I had Twilight running as I was trying to install. Paused it and it worked.
You're overthinking it. Just use Twilight.
I think it is the Twilight app or something similar.
If you're on Android, Twilight.
I'm 27 and just recently started in the field. I've worn glasses since the first grade (switched to contacts 8 years ago), and have similar concerns as you. I had a few evenings where I'd sit down in front of my laptop at home and my eyes were fatigued and didn't want to focus; that was rather alarming.
I did a bit of research and use f.lux (and even Twilight on my android phone). I also tried to set my monitors' brightness at a visible but not blinding level.
But I also bought these Gunnars and have worn them everyday (that I'm at work) since 11/2015. I have two CompSci friends who also love their Gunnars and wear them everyday. I found the arguments presented for computer glasses compelling if not 100% convincing, so I took them to my next eye appointment and asked my eye doctor. He is a fan of them and thinks they make a difference, and thinks similar lenses and coatings will become more mainstream in the future. Bonus: they also protect from fluorescent lighting as well.
Hope that helps!
Because I have Twilight installed on my phone
Also, redshift for linux users (it's in the debian repos), and twilight for android.
For blue light, you can reduce the amount that is emitted by your computer/phone by using f.lux ([link]) on the computer, and the app Twilight ([link]) on your phone. These red-shift the screens at night, reducing the blue light emitted.
TV does emit blue light as well. An option for external light is to buy orange goggles (a cheap pair like [link] works). You can read with them on, but if you wear glasses (like I do), it's a bit uncomfortable. There are also orange light bulbs that you can get for your bedroom to make it more sleep friendly.
If none of the above work as options for you, the earlier you stop using electronics the better (especially in winter), but anything ~2 hours before bed should be fine realistically.
For a smart device the app equivalent is twilight.
for anyone with an android and the sleep deprivation problem, try Twilight.
Red or orange. I use F.lux, Redshift or Twilight on my computers too.
How does CF.lumen compare to twilight?
Twilight - Mobile version of f.lux. Twilights adjusts the brightness of your mobile device past the lowest setting + give your phone a tint of a specific color.
One More Line - Swing around "nodes" as you work your way up for a high score.
Deemo - If you're into rhythm games with a touch of piano, be sure to give this game a shot
IFTTT - Assign your phone to activate certain conditions with certain requirements (I have a setting where when I'm in an area at work, it sets my phone on mute. And it unmutes it when I leave work.)
Wunderlist - Need a more organized To-Do list than the memo pad on your phone? Then this app's for you
Reddit is fun - Mobile reddit app. It has even has an account switcher
Push Bullet - My personal favorite. Push Bullet is an easy way to transition browsing from your mobile device to your computer by sending links. This app lets you send texts messages and links to you AND others from your computer. Take note, however, that the other party needs to have Push Bullet as well.
Instructables - An app that provides ideas and instructions for DIY projects (includes food recipes too!).
And PVStar+, but it isn't in the Play Store anymore. PVStar lets you play YouTube videos in the background.
Try Twilight on Google Play. But it's preinstalled on a lot of devices by now, it's called "Night Light" on my Note 9.
Twilight: Blue light filter
Je kunt ook het licht op je mobiel of pc/laptop laten beheren
Android: Twilight [link]
The link is:
You can control your screen brightness with F.lux but the decrements in brightness are too large for me.
Every single day is an annoyance with how bright applications/websites/screens are. I am constantly looking for better or more elegant solutions, if anyone can point me in the right direction I'd really appreciate it.
It's an automated blue light filter app. I'm just pausing it to take the screenshot.
But yeah, what a coincidence. :P
I second this recommendation! Twilight is a must have.
If you want a F.lux for android, I use Twilight [link]
not sure about "night light", but there are other apps that filter the display that work on any android
see Twilight, CF.Lumen, Blue Light Filter for Eye Care
other user mentionned f.lux but I use Twilight and I find it better. Easier to set up and modify if needed.
> (z.B. ein App, dass das Display abends rötlich macht hört sich super an.)
Buddy, way to be!
Keep that fight in your heart. Now sleep is a game changer my friend. It really does make the difference. Accumulating too much sleep deficit for an extended period of time can cause all sorts of unfun situations. One being Adderall is going to be hindered in its ability to really do what it does best which is why I want you to at least start thinking about it.
Possible areas to think about:
"Sleep deprivation studies repeatedly show a variable (negative) impact on mood, cognitive performance, and motor function due to an increasing sleep propensity and destabilization of the wake state."
Now i'm not saying you should change your habits overnight. It has taken me years, and years to get a handle on sleeping better, and I still struggle with it, but it has gotten so much better. Being restless in bed is not fun as I imagine you know all too well.
Start small, start subtly. Let the changes develop over time. A good habitual habit takes at least 2 weeks, and trust me, I know how dumb that sounds coming from someone with ADHD too, but Adderall can do so much more if you use it to make great lasting habits.
[PC] Start by removing blue light from all your electronics. It makes a huge difference.
Feel free to message me if you have any questions.
Ha, joke's on you, I just use Twilight on my phone, turn the backlight all the way down and use the dark theme in BaconReader.
I only have it installed on my phone but Twilight says it's compatible with all my Android TV devices.
There’s a chance that your issue lies somewhere outside of sleep if you’re getting 7.5-8 hours and waking still feeling tired. Diet, exercise, psychological and emotional health will all play a big role in your energy levels and quality of sleep. Depression, in particular, can be exceptionally taxing on energy levels. Take some time to examine those areas of your life and adjust as necessary.
Onto more sleep-specific stuff:
I’m a big fan of the motto “what gets measured gets managed.” I use the Withings Aura Alarm/Sensor to measure my sleep, which does a phenomenal job tracking when I’m in bed, but not actually sleeping, and what stages of sleep I’m in.
I'm also a huge fan of Doc Parsley's Sleep Remedy. Fantastic for balancing out hormone levels that influence sleep. If you want to learn more about the man himself, he's got a TED talk and has been on lots of podcasts[4, 5], etc. Pretty badass dude. Navy SEAL and MD.
Avoid screens within a couple hours of bed. Avoid them like the plague. In the event that they are unavoidable, leverage something like flux/redshift[6, 7] (computer), Twilight (Android), Night Shift (iOS). I'm a fan of using the Drift TV Box on my television as well. (Great TV and self-constraint related hack: have your TV run through a light timer and automatically turn off a couple hours before bed).
Get plenty of exercise, but not too close to bed.
Meditation and other mindful practices really help with my sleep. If you’re not comfortable with meditation, I enjoy Headspace for guided practice.
Best of luck, friend. Feel free to holler with any questions.
*I am not an affiliate to any linked products or services. Just a happy user.
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Have you tried Twilight?
Twilight for Android reduces blue light :)
I use Twilight. Works great, does not require root.
The orange tint? That's just Twilight. Easier on the eyes at night.
A couple things I would recommend:
Screen dimming (Android/iOS/PC) -- apparently blue light will keep us awake (though it still doesn't help with getting off the phone/computer) so having your screen dimmed will help your brain get into sleep mode faster
Sleep tracking app (Android/iOS) -- I've used both, and they both work great and are worth the couple bucks. You can track your sleep, and on the android one you can add tags (so I can mark what days I went to the gym, and what days I felt sluggish, etc.). I think it's really helped me see the connection between sleep quality and other aspects of my life, and see what I can do to maximize better sleep. I think both allow you to also set alarms to tell you to go to bed in order to get enough sleep (based on when your alarm is set). Also, with both of these waking up is a LOT nicer. I used to have the worst time waking up, and needed to set like 10 alarms every morning. Since using these apps, I don't need to anymore (and since getting into a better sleep schedule, I frequently wake up before my alarm now).
Being cognizant of caffeine and sugar intake in the evenings. I used to have coffee late in the afternoons or chocolate not too long before bed and it would make me have a hard time getting to sleep.
for those who think they are talking about the show
I'm a sighted person with non-24. I'm 30 years old, and have had non-24 since at least my early teens. My natural circadian cycle is 26 hours long. I was first diagnosed in 2010 after seeking sleep specialists to help me with what was going on. The initial diagnosis was done via sleep journal^1. In 2014 the diagnosis was reconfirmed by the new doctor I'm seeing with an actigraphy wrist band^2. I was tested for other things in the process (sleep apnea primarily), which all came back negative.
My initial treatment was to take 10 mg of melatonin, to cycle between Lunesta and Zolpidem (from week to week) at night, and to use ADD medication for their stimulant effect in the mornings. The ADD medication gave me ticks, so that was switched for Nuvigil. Nuvigil also gave me unacceptable side effects, so I stuck with caffeine. This treatment worked for about 6 months before my tolerances to the sleeping medications rose too high. A hypnotic, temazepam, was added with the sleeping medications, and the medications weren't used on weekends. That bought me about another year of this treatment working.
Unfortunately, once the treatment stopped working, I had to withdraw from college, and quit working. I couldn't maintain a daily schedule.
In early 2014, I was fed up with the pulmonary specialist I was seeing not trying other treatments I've read about, and not being willing to look into a new medication that came on the market specifically for non-24 (Hetlioz), so I sought out a different sleep specialist.
After confirming the diagnosis, my current sleep specialist discussed my old treatment, and where it went terribly wrong. She also discussed Hetlioz, and modafil as treatment options. (Point of fact, I know modafil has no noticeable side effects on me from taking it as a teenager. The previous doctor I had told me it was discontinued in favor of Nuvigil. This turned out to be false.) Before giving me Hetlioz and modafil, she wanted me to try a regimen that's been known to set a circadian rhythm back to 24 hours. I've been on this regimen for 2 years now, and have only had minor issues since. If this regimen begins to fail, I still have the Hetlioz + modafil treatment to try as a back up. I will now describe my regimen.
Meals are kept on a precise schedule. Most people do this already (breakfast -> work -> lunch break -> work -> dinner). I try to stick with a schedule as much as I can, but have to adapt to work and school from semester to semester. I'm currently eating at 11am, 3pm, and 7pm. Obviously, if you're in a nocturnal cycle, this is difficult to start. I did my best, and now it's just daily life.
No stimulants close to bed time. The timing depends on the stimulant. I only use caffeine, so I limit my coffee to 3 mugs a day, and don't consume any after 2 pm (10 pm is my target time to sleep).
No snacking 3 hours before bed.
Take 0.5 mg of melatonin 3-5 hours before the desired time to sleep. This should be delivered precisely. If more than 10 minutes late, skip melatonin that night. I take my melatonin at 7 pm, and I'm typically asleep between 9:30 pm and 11:30 pm.
Once melatonin is taken, major sources of light are removed. Turn off the lights, dim screens, and filter the blue light from light sources. I use F.lux for my computers, Twilight for my androids, Night Mode Eye Guard for Firefox, and Deluminate for Chrome. If you have no control over lighting levels, there are glasses with red or orange lenses that can be worn to filter out the blue light.
Flood the eyes with light upon waking. I sleep in a room with an east window to allow the sun to do this for me.
This is optional, but I find it helpful. Exercise regularly, but early in the day. I don't do this for non-24, but it seems to help a lot. I train for Strongman competitions, so I lift, carry, push and pull heavy weights most of the week. I do these really early in the morning, 6 am early. An important note: I find that if I do these in the afternoon, I can't sleep at night, so I stick to mornings.
That's pretty much my treatment. I do have an explanation for a lot of these instructions, however, I'm a non-professional, and would likely get the information incorrect. I'll leave the underlying theories to the professionals. It took me a month of following this regimen before my circadian rhythm started following a 24 hour schedule. This regimen is very difficult to maintain when cycling between day and night cycles. I was told to maintain it as much as I could in a day cycle, but to follow the melatonin schedule precisely. This did involve waking up to an alarm to take melatonin (then returning to sleep) during the parts of my cycle when I would be asleep during 7 pm.
If any of you give this a try, stick with it for more than a month, as it can take awhile to work. Also, good luck.
^1 A sleep journal is a journal in which you write down the times you fall asleep and wake up.
^2 An actigraphy wrist band is a device worn on the wrist that monitors when you're awake and when you're asleep.
>I sleep poorly due to the bright whites
The theories I've read suggest it's the blue light affecting your sleeping patterns. I have issues falling asleep too, fixed that shit when I discovered apps that cut out the blue light after sunset
You want twilight
I also recommend f.lux for your desktop. (On the off chance you run linux, RedShift is the linux implementation)
Heres one for phones.
Install Twilight on any phone and you should be good to go. You don't even need root.
The android version is called "Twilight".
Give this a try:
I just use Twilight when it gets dark.
There are a number of things here which could be worked on to reduce your one-thirty-itis.
First, your diet. If you are running on carbohydrate as your primary energy source then your energy level is spiking and dropping all day as you digest and then run out of sugars. I would recommend a ketogenic or low carb diet as a possible solution,but it takes a few weeks to settle in so make sure your work or whatever can handle it. The basic idea of keto is that on a high carb (read normal) diet your insulin levels are going up and down all day. As this happens your muscles and fat cells become less sensitive to insulin, requiring more to do the same job. Insulin does many things, but one of the key things is it stops your fat cells from releasing fat and makes then store fat, sucking up all the dietary fat from your food and putting it into your fat cells. A keto diet keeps your insulin levels down all the time, allowing your fat cells to release energy for you to use. This is more stable energy and helps you feel more balanced throughout the day. /r/keto has a good breakdown of what food works, but the general idea is very little carbs, that's carbohydrates including sugar, leaving about 60% of your intake coming from fat, 35% from protein, and the last 5% for carbs.
Second is sleep hygiene. Sleeping at the same time every day helps you sleep well and feel rested. Avoiding blue light after dark helps to prevent premature stimulation of the circadian rhythm. An app called Twilight helps with this.
Third is exercise. Sporty people are not commonly tired. Its because running around forces your body to release energy, and that primes it to release energy later on. Push your body with cardio and you'll see results.
Fourth, and perhaps most importantly, get a standing desk. I switched a few years ago and have never had a sleepy afternoon since. You can get a specifically designed desk or just chuck some boxes on your current one, I switched to a bookcase for my desk, and it works well. The first two weeks your feet are adjusting, but after that you get totally used to it and it works really well.
f.lux for your PC and Twilight for android help this a lot.
Twilight does A Good job explaining - [link]
> And where would the manufacturer need to implement new APIs?
Keep in mind that vendors don't provide the entire package. They provide the SoCs that can work with peripherals (e.g. displays, and other sensors which are largely proprietary in nature).
For example, let's assume Google comes out with a F.lux like feature that allows the user to fool around with the red-hue of the screen. You may not be familiar with SoCs, but they don't use GPU for rendering normal UI and instead have dedicated low-power processors for that*. So it wouldn't be as simple as sticking a red-filter on top of the framebuffer and tossing it to the GPU (which I think is what Twilight does, which would probably hurt battery life).
So back to my scenario, what google would do is to amend the HAL to add an API to that allows google to set/modify the Hue. Now the hardware vendor is implementing this API and he notices that it's no much a frame-rendering feature as it's a display panel feature. So he just writes into some registers into the display panel verifies it on the Proof of Concept panel and ships the code to manufacturers, say LG. Now LG doesn't use the Proof of Concept panel because it's shitty and not meant for consumer usage. On phones they ship, they stick in a panel from a vendor like Sharp. Now Sharp doesn't give a shit about how their panels are used, and consequently doesn't provide any software support.
Now the burden of properly implementing the feature falls on the manufacturer. LG would have to have their engineers understand the built in drivers in the SoC and and the featureset of the Sharp panel and integrate both of them. Eventually, to not incur the wrath of the fanboys, they'll need to implement Google's new APIs as part of the android upgrade. Not only that, they'll need to test it across various usecases for power, stability, etc.
Now extrapolate this to a lot of phones at various price-points which have different display panels. It's not as though, the manufacturer can have everything ready to go in a couple of months for every phone the moment the new android release hits.
*this is another funny part, when people bitch about underpowered GPUs when the display isn't smooth. The GPU isn't even used lol
Not OP but I've been using twilight and it works pretty well. No root.
Twilight Basically f.lux for android.
BaconReader For Redditing.
KotOR Because every meatbag needs something nice in their pointless meatbag-life, master.
For Android: There's Twilight.
try this or this if you're on android
Twilight is my preferred solution, you can adjust transition times with Twilight Pro.
I personally have an Android so I'm not sure about iPhones, but there are plenty of third-party apps that let you reduce blue light and even make your phone automatically change its colors based on the time of day (like f.lux for computers.) Subjectively it helps me get to sleep, but I set the brightness & blue light as low as possible. As for whether these apps have been proven to work, there's not a lot of research on that yet, but the consensus is that they do.
The research about melatonin is currently inconclusive. It can help many people, but as the article says, "To date, there are no definite answers about how well melatonin works for a number of conditions, and how safe it is when taken for long periods." If you absolutely need it to get to sleep at the proper time, then of course take it, but I would try to get a consistent sleep schedule & block out as much blue light as you can first, to see if you can get by without it.
Finally, I'd like to say I'm absolutely not a medical professional or anything, just a psych minor with an interest in this stuff. This series of videos is intended to teach people the basics of some neuroscience concepts that could help them out in a fun way, and I do my best to fact check all information/advice I give with medical research from reliable sources. But there are definitely large gaps in my knowledge on this topic & the videos aren't intended to be comprehensive guides or diagnose anything. Instead, I hope they'll motivate people to get out there and learn more cool stuff about their brains!
If that doesn't help enough, I use the app Twilight, which you can set to auto-dim and orange in the evenings or just all the time [link]
i believe the twilight app should work , google play says it's compatible with my shield device
I have been using Twilight for about 6 months and it just works.
Been there, done that. Alcuni consigli, che mi hanno aiutato molto:
Installa un filtro contro la luce blu su tutti i dispositivi che usi: rimanere esposti alla luce blu, specialmente dopo il tramonto, rende più difficoltoso addormentarsi. Per linux si chiama "redshift", per windows [link] e per Android Twilight. Questa è la cosa che mi ha aiutato di più col sonno.
Prendere la melatonina regolarmente all'ora in cui vorrei addormentarti, in dose <1mg, è un altro aiuto. Se vuoi sapere di più a riguardo, questo articolo è molto dettagliato e contiene alcuni riferimenti a studi fatti a riguardo. L'autore è uno psichiatra, ma spesso scrive questi saggi/approfondimenti su altri argomenti.
In generale, puoi cercare "sleep hygiene" per vedere quali sono altre strategie che sono state studiate per migliorare la qualità del sonno. Per esempio, ho trovato questo che sembra ricco di informazioni, ma non lo conscevo e quindi non posso garantire per la qualità del contenuto.
Per monitorare il sonno ho anche iniziato ad usare "sleep as android", ma sono meno di due settimane e non posso ancora esprimere un giudizio. Potrebbe aiutarti, quindi pensavo valesse la pena menzionarla.
ALVR shouldn't be the cause. I'm thinking more of standard Android apps that launch persistent background processes that actively manage things like colour temperature or whatever (like Twilight for example, which some Go users are running).
> Should i do a factory reset and see if that fixes my issue?
That's the last thing I would personally do since it's a royal PITA if you've got game saves you don't want to lose. There are ways to back <u>some</u> of them up, but not all (unless you can get Helium to work -- I haven't tried).
But if you've exhausted all your other options, and don't mind the hassle, sure, it's certainly worth a shot.
This bathroom needs Twilight
I use Axon Optics' FL-41 tinted contact lenses, which are kind of rose-colored. The tint filters out the blue light wavelengths that affect photosensitive people the most. If you have ever used the 'night mode' filters on computers (ex: f.lux or Twilight), the tint is kind of like that.
Look up Twilight, it's a godsend.
EDIT: Link here
nifty app to avoid getting your eyes blinded by the light of a thousand subs when checking your notifications when you wake up
I use Twilight: [link]
There are apps for that. I personally use Twilight on my Z3.
Twilight of een vergelijkbare app. Filter aanzetten en lekker doorsurfen op voorheen witte sites.
the temperature adjuster I use is Twilight:
I use Twilight.
I use Twilight for this on Android. I'd give it a go, it's worked well for me so far.
I have this pillow which is nice and helpful.
Sleeping on your stomach is really, quite, just very bad. Using electronics right before sleep is also really extremely just totally not good. If you must use a device, get blue-light-dimming programs/apps like f.lux or Twilight for Android. Ideally, don't use any electronics before sleep. Read a book or do something else instead.
I use the app Twilight.
Also some niche recommendations, of the "Most people probably don't need this, but if you have the specific need that I installed them for, then they're pretty perfect" type:
DTSO: Double Tap Screen On/Off : If your power button has gone a bit defective and will no longer wake your phone up after the screen has turned off due to inactivity, then that was the best option I found for alternative means of activating the screen - will let you use taps or shaking the phone.
Offline Browser : I read fiction from the internet, then wanted to take some chapters of it with me on a flight. This will save any web-page to read later when you have no signal. Can also automatically follow links and save those linked pages if you so choose, but getting the settings right on that to fetch the relevant things without saving too much crud is tricky.
Swipeup Utility : If you're sick of accidentally activating the "swipe-up from bottom opens a Google search" feature, it can replace that with any other action being triggered on swipe-up, or have it do nothing.
Yes. I use an app called Twilight which makes the white balance warmer at night in order to be easier on the eyes.
i've got some of those glasses and f.lux. works great.
real life: [link]
[link] This helps a little for viewing your phone at night.
Wer nen Android TV hat: f.lux gibt es auch für den Fernseher, nennt sich Twilight [link]
Twilight for Android.
It's a similar concept. I've never used Lux before, but I see a lot of the same settings in it. Twilight was modeled after the f.lux desktop application to change the screen color at night to be less harsh.
Better get your eyes checked? ...nah, that's just "Twilight;" a blue light filter. [link]
For the screens, maybe a filtering app would be of help? I guess it's the blue light that makes our brains perk up, so the theory behind the apps is that you won't get the full whammy if that's filtered out. I can't comment on it myself, since I can generally fall asleep pretty easily these days, but a couple of friends use it and say it really helps.
If all you need is f.lux, try this: [link]
As for if its worth it to trip Knox, that's really up to you. Personally I did. You lose Samsung Pay permanently, and your warranty is void. Didn't matter much to me, so I did it anyways, but it's really up to you.
Twilight on Android, its an app that gives the screen display a reddish tint at cretian times (usually at night) to reduce the strain on you eyes.
> brand new
While it's possible the recent CQ update has performance bugs, you'll also want to check your background processing. I know for a fact that this app, when it's active, causes CQ to run more slowly.
Also, I wonder what resolution CQ runs at... The S7 has a higher res screen so...
> Should I just get sleeping pills?
Worth discussing with your doctor at least. They're a huge help for many, me included.
If you haven't already, maybe try using f.lux on your desktop/laptop, or twilight if you have an android phone. They adjust color temperature throughout the day, reducing blue light at night which helps to keep your circadian rhythm in check. I also have a hue bulb which I swap to a dim dark red about 30 minutes before sleep.
I love using flux for my computer! I realized the benefits of using flux pretty soon after I started using it. I have less trouble going to sleep and I feel way more relaxed and rested!
I have also found to use something on my phone.
If you have an Android, check out Twilight. It is just like flux but for your phone and it has a lot of extra features like auto adjust time to change the color according to sunset/sunrise etc. You can also pay a small fee to unlock even more features for Pro version. I have paid for it because it is awesome but the free one also does the job very well.
I use Twilight on Android, it's built into iOS 9.
If you have Android, you could use Twilight, or if you have CyanogenMod or a similar custom ROM, chances are that you have it under Settings -> Display -> and something like "live display"
Android equivalent for f.lux: Twilight
You can use twilight for that. It changes redness level, apart from changing brightness, but you can disable that.
It adjusts brightness and redness values for the phone and the watch based on time of the day.
You have to leave the twilight app running on the watch for this to work, though.
Or Twilight on Android.
Android (not affiliated but similar): [link]
iOS (Assuming iOS 9.3): [link]
I used to have a Samsung S4 Active. Pretty to of the line model when it came out. Battery life on it sucked but it was my baby until it was stolen. Bought a temporary "budget" Samsung J2 while I wait for the Priv thinking I'll manage with an extra battery and a power bank but I'm surprised at the longevity of this tiny 2000 mAh battery. Ofcourse it's brand new but I'm still the same ole power user (I think installing the Twilight app might have helped though).
I use an app called Twilight [link], it reduces eye strain at night or anywhere really. I guess the screenshot captures that as well.
If you put the alarm on your phone perhaps the blue light reduces the melatonin, I recommend using Twilight [link]
and also for the PC
> This has been on Android for over a year at least.
only with apps from the store (e.g. Twilight ) or with custom roms (e.g. CyanoGen), not on the AOSP Android.
This one is backed directly into the OS (and meanwhile, you can still download GoodNight, compile it with XCode and sideload it)
IMO a Kindle is fine but unnecessary. I read books on my phone in bed with Twilight running to make my phone screen dimmer and warmer colored than its standard settings allow.
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card. A short Sci-Fi coming-of-age story with a couple of twists. I don't recommend the sequels.
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. Try this out, and if you don't love the writing by the end of the first chapter, stop reading it. The overall story isn't groundbreaking, but for many readers (including myself) love Rothfuss's writing style.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. Another one to try and drop if you don't love it by the end of the first chapter. Adams has been the most successful humor writer ever for my tastes, but humor is idiosyncratic.
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman. Last one of these to sample. Like Rothfuss, this author has a distinctive style that fans adore. This is the story of a child exposed to things beyond his understanding and control, and it made me feel the wonder and fear of my childhood again.
I don't want to start a fight, but IMO unless you're interested in an allegorical critique of Stalinism reading Animal Farm is a weird choice, and Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner is depressing even for a story about Afghan people.
I've found the Twilight app to be pretty good and as it affects the whole screen, works for w-a-y more than just books.
On my desktop I use RedShift.
I actually feel like im sleeping better.
Easily the app I use most is Twilight.
Taken from the Google Play page:
"The Twilight app makes your device screen adapt to the time of the day. It filters the flux of blue light emitted by your phone or tablet after sunset and protects your eyes with a soft and pleasant red filter. The filter intensity is smoothly adjusted to the sun cycle based on your local sunset and sunrise times."
Not only have I had it run in the background while working, it has a bedtime reading setting, which I use to browse reddit before passing out.
The Windows/Mac version, called f.l.u.x:
On Android devices, you can get Twilight which does a similar thing
f.lux for your pc,
and for your android phone or tablet
Welcome in our legion!
Good f.lux alternative, as for me:
About notifications, as I understood there are some apps in store. I actually don't need this kind of stuff, but try to use something like nova launcher + tesla notifications or Smart Launcher with notifications plugin.
As of camera fails and 'just stop working' - yes, android often forces user into investigation. Somebody like this, somebody not. For me personally, I like this only when I have some free time :)
On my 4.4.4 Moto G, the window title is "Package installer"; if you have a profile checking %WIN for that value, it just might work.
For whatever it's worth, Twilight has an exception list (it's under More Settings > Auto-pause in specified apps); com.android.packageinstaller is one of the entries it currently has within the ban list in its preferences file.
> Not to mention how much easier it is to fall asleep after not staring at screens.
f.lux reduces the blue light in your computer screen at night, making it easier to fall asleep.
There is also software like that for your phone! (e.g. [link] )
I highly recommend it.
Twilight is a popular one for android.
Programs like Twilight (Android), and f.lux (Windows, Linux, OS X, iOS) help greatly with this.
Here you go! Excuse the tint as I use Twilight.
[link] - the cart preview (didn't realize that volume control got in the shot)
[link] - at checkout
Like I said, I scanned the cart page to see if there was any mention of the $99 minimum for free shipping, and I didn't see it. I went back and forth between pages and the free shipping on the cart page didn't change. I didn't try adding other products, though.
Side note: I use the 'Twilight' app (no not related to shiny vampires) to achieve the same effect (on my current Moto X).
Twilight is your friend man.
Get this. Or something similar if you have an Apple.
I'll try that when it comes. Until then I've been pretty happy with Twilight.
use Twilight on Android
You can never go wrong with a newer Samsung. I have a Galaxy S4 and it has been great. Due for an upgrade though, thinking of the Note 5 when it's released or the Note 4 if it proves to be too expensive.
I'm not so sure about LG, I never hear anything good or bad about them. I have one of their cheap tablets and it seems to be funky sometimes. Opening a large album of images in Relay for Reddit's image preview makes Twilight crash all the time. This doesn't happen on my S4.
A lot of people like Motorola but I found the Moto X to be really annoying to use when my grandparents had them.
HTC is well praised and the M8 got some awards last year. I've never used one myself though.
Blue tinted light before bed is bad. This means all those screens you're looking at, too. Helpful tools:
Go to bed on time, get enough sleep, avoid bright light for a while before bed.
Nah its the twilight app: [link]
Twilight. Similar to Flux for PC, it adjusts the brightness and color of your display at night, and eases the strain on your eyes.
[link] provides sunrise and sunset without going online, but it assumes you have a file manager installed and can find the Tasker directory. It gives you %SUNRISE and %SUNSET (and others if you modify the profile), useful in a Time context.
Edit: I'd assumed that you were using Twilight, not "Locale/Tasker Twilight Plug-in".
Si Twilight app.
F.lux is amazing. If you're on Android, check out Twilight!
If you have Android, this app is fantastic. It dims the screen and changes it to a red hue based on the time of day so that the brighter, bluer light won't affect your ability to fall asleep. I love it. No options for iOS though, unfortunately.
f.lux isn't available for Android. I have Twilight installed and configured it to feel like f.lux.
I use twilight on my Moto G and plan to install it on my G4 when I get it. Not sure if G4 has a cooler/warmer native.
Get a blindfold and earplugs. I realise you may have loads of hair, but I find that a knit cap pulled down over my eyes is my favorite blindfold. Get the cheap expanding foam earplugs.
Get melatonin supplements. You can find them at almost any drug store. Take one half an hour before you bed down.
Put f.lux on all your devices. Twilight or EasyEyes are good Android substitutes.
LiveDisplay seems to have been removed since the nightlies
If you've an Android phone, get this app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.urbandroid.lux&hl=en
iOS has similar applications, and for your desktop there is f.lux - https://justgetflux.com/
Software like this will artificially filter as much blue light / dim beyond spec as you want, it's not ideal but a hell of a lot better than just sitting on your phone like that. Honestly, this should be stock functionality for all smartphones.
If you go to bed right after phone use for 8 hours, you're only effectively sleeping 5. Furthermore, if your bedroom is dark it could be the temperature - I sleep best in 68-70 degrees, anything over 76 and I wake up feeling like shit.
Are you using proper lung/skin protection? Did your sleep issues begin when you started work at a different site?
re: blue light
Mac / Linux / iPad & iPhone links there as well
Put it on everything...
edit: including spouse's phone, who insists on blasting your face with her filthy peasant blue light while you're trying to go to sleep.
I've been using this on my Android and this on my laptop for months, and they both work great. It greatly reduces that glazed over feeling you eyes get and when I try and sleep I don't feel like my eyes are recovering from looking at a bright screen.
Availible for Windows, Linux, Mac, iOS.
For those that suffer fatigue resulting from eye strain, I would suggest you use F.lux for your computer, or for Android the Twilight app.
I contracted a severe case of conjunctivitis a few years ago that left me essentially blinded (felt as though sharp glass particles were in my eyes as I opened them) so I was forced to remain confined to my bed for several weeks, but this persisted well over a month. I had also been experiencing high levels of fatigue and flu during this time.
I was checked by an ophthalmologist at the NHS, who prescribed me with antibiotic eye drops (after my GP prescribed me with the wrong one) and explained that it was likely caused by bacteria entering the eye. After this incident I would go on to develop several other health problems throughout the years that would indicate a compromised immune system.
My husband goes to bed earlier than I want to go to bed. I am always in the middle of something by then and want to stay up and finish it. But I don't. I stop what I'm doing and I turn off the lights and I get in bed with him. If I'm still awake after he falls asleep, maybe I will get back up, but those few minutes while he falls asleep nuzzling my neck and murmuring little love phrases to me are the most precious part of my day. I wouldn't give it up for anything, especially not browsing reddit or doing chores. Those things can wait.
It's taken some self-discipline, but my sleep schedule has gradually adjusted and now I sleep early and wake early like he does. (Morning sex has increased 100% by the way.) My schedule is like yours, OP, I don't need to leave early for work. So when he leaves the house in the morning that is my alone time- and I'm awake to enjoy it because I went to sleep so early.
edit: If you want to go this route, OP, here are a couple tips:
A nightcap (they're called that for a reason)
f.lux for the computer, Twilight for the phone
It's an app that makes the screen easier on my eyes at night. I forgot to disable it before I took screenshots though. So if I'm in bed reading or something, it's not so bright. It's called twilight [link]
I found it on the Google play store.
Edit: it's also on Amazon. Both are free. I just downloaded it and it's pretty cool. Especially for us insomniacs.
Desde hace bastante que uso esta aplicación en el celular, la uso para que el brillo a la noche no me mate tanto la vista más que por problemas de sueño. El equivalente para PC es f.lux.
Lo que te provoca problemas para conciliar el sueño es la exposición al brillo azul (tonos fríos) que generan las pantallas y los monitores, que le hace creer a tu cuerpo que todavía es de día, mientras que los tonos cálidos (amarillentos) favorecen el sueño a la noche (como si fuéramos pajaritos) y son más cómodos para la vista. Por la misma razón es que existen las lámparas de luz cálida para dormitorios, y luz frías para el resto de los ambientes.
I love Twilight. It tints your screen to make use in the dark easier.
I really liked Lux until Lollipop. I even bought the full version and recommended it to others. Now it is crap and doesn't work well at all... all sorts of bugs and crashes requiring a restart. I tried out CF.Lumen, but I didn't have much luck with it either.
I have been using Twilight ([link]). It's not as good as Lux used to be and there isn't quite a many settings, but I'm not having crashes or other issues on Lollipop either. It suffices for my needs.
Yes. Brighter and larger display than any other phone I've used (last was Note8)
I tried using One Handed Mode to see if that would do anything but in the unused corner it reads One Handed Mode in bright letters.
Anyways, I've been using Twilight for years. It works well.
As /u/Cyber_Cheese pointed out, it's a blue light filter (Twilight, specifically). It's no where near that red/pink on screen to me but it does look really funny in screenshots.
I use an old Nexus 6 to control the safelights in my darkroom (Philips Hue), as well as for timers.
I use the Twilight App to reduce as much blue/green light, and dim the screen quite a bit. The Nexus 6 has an OLED screen, so each color subpixel creates its own light, rather than pushing white light through a bayer array. So if a pixel is just red, the only light that comes out is red.
Never had an issue with black and white papers, or green-speed x-ray film with the display on and sitting about a foot away.
Get your bedroom dark. Get thick curtains that block every bit of light coming in the room. Our current bedroom gets so dark even the single led that some phones use to signify charge seems to light up the room. Total darkness helps a lot, both to sleep better, and to start getting tired.
Bluelight filters on devices. I'm not going to suggest stopping the use of a phone. My biggest two libraries are my phone and my tablet, and reading is a good way to relax. But having an app like Twilight to automatically cut down on blue light on your phone will make it easier for your brain to realize it's time to shut down. Dim the brightness of your phone to as low as you can so it doesn't hurt your eyes, and have Twilight running. That shaved about an hour off the time it takes my wife to fall asleep.
Magnesium and melatonin. Buy the supplements from the local drug store. Take them an hour before you go to bed so they have time to kick in.
Go to bed 9 hours before you need to wake up. If it takes you two hours to get to sleep, prepare accordingly and aim for at least 7 hours of sleep. Need to wake up at 6? That means you should be in bed by 9, and hopefully asleep by ten to get 8 hours, but by 11 at the latest. Your body takes time to relax and acclimate to resting.
Cut sugar, alcohol and caffeine. While alcohol in some cases helps you fall asleep, it will do no favors to the quality of your sleep. Same thing goes for sugar and caffeine: They're stimulants to begin with, so they're going to screw up both your ability to fall asleep and stay asleep. My own struggles with sleep have all gone since I've limited my sugar intake (as in "the last sugar I had was the candy when we went to the movies a month ago" limited. No sugar included in snacks every day, or even week), as I've never used caffeine.
Have a schedule and stick to it. Humans are creatures of habit. I've been waking up for work around 6am for four years now, and I do it regardless of an alarm, weekend or holiday. Set yourself a weekday alarm for the same time, every day, regardless of whether you need to be somewhere or not. Clean the house for an hour, do a set of laundry if you have two. And go to bed the same time, every night. Before long, your body will start feeling tired around the time you usually go to bed, and it'll be easier to fall asleep.
Same version that I am using.
Do you have any apps that would put a constant overlay over the screen?
Twilight would be one example. This would prevent AutoInput clicking.
This is usually caused by an app putting an invisible overlay over the display. One example of an app that does this is Twilight.
If you want to continue watching stuff on your tablet before bed I would recommend to install a blue-light-filtering app like Twilight.
> I feel like I can't turn off my brain when nothing is happening around me.
I had that same problem, but for me it was podcasts. So every night I would listen to ~45 minutes of podcast before falling asleep. But, while even until now I'm unaware of any evidence that is actually bad, I felt like I was losing something by being a slave to the podcasts. So I just quit it. The first few nights it felt weird and it took quite a while to fall asleep, but now I don't need the podcasts anymore.
Check this out: [link] . It really helps,is easy to use and takes really small amount of memory
anything white displayed in grayscale mode will have blue light, since white is achieved by having all colors on.
you could try download a 3rd party blue light filter app to see if you can use that with the built in grayscale mode.
[link] were you go.
Getting to bed early.
I used to be that guy who played games until 0200 only to wake up crosseyed and fog-brained at 0700. That shit didn't exactly help my grades in university either. Waking up early is something I've done once I found work. I don't live for my work, I work to be able to enjoy the free time with disposable income I get from it. Waking early to work means I'll be out of work early too, so I'm free to enjoy the day from 1500 forwards.
So I started going to bed around 2000. I take a shower, brush my teeth, do all that bedtime stuff around eight and lay in bed. I know I'm not going to fall asleep immediately, or even in the next hour. But laying in a dark room with Twilight installed to my phone the lack of light will trigger the "oh, time for sleep" in my brain eventually. I'll be asleep before ten and waking up well rested around 0500.
Another thing I've started doing a few months back just to incorporate some productive to this routine is to kill my internet early too, and read. When Reddit and all social medias don't do popups it's surprisingly easy to focus and get a few dozen pages into a book every night.
It still took me a good six months to really get accustomed to the new rhythm, but now no matter what day it is I start getting sleepy after 2100. And I get up by 0700 at the latest even without an alarm.
I use this:
This. Sometimes whenever J unlock my phone while it's active the lock screen shows a very red tint.
I don't think changing the pictures themselves is the right thing to do. It doesn't look good in daytime and it's always daytime somewhere on earth. I don't want to be "punished" for other people's self-harming browsing habits. The right thing to do is raise awareness of applications like f.lux or Twilight that automatically dim the screen at nighttime. From what I understand, iOS devices even have this functionality built in.
Twilight: Allows you to dim the screen and apply a blue light filter much further than with just comfort view.
Rotation Control: Much better control over rotation through a notification that stays open (I love this app).
Amaze: A great open-source file manger with lots of features.
[NewPipe](NewPipe (A free lightweight YouTube frontend for Android.) - [link] An open-source Youtube client that allows downloading (as audio or video), background playback, pop-up playback, Soundcloud support (in beta) and more. Additionally, it doesn’t need Google Play services.
Neutron: A music player with every setting under the sun. The UI isn’t the best, but it gives you complete control over audio, and sounds amazing with the V20’s quad DAC.
AIMP: A lightweight and very fast music player, that still packs in more features than the average music player. I use this for when I don’t need the audio quality from Neutron (i.e. using earbuds while out on the street).
Just use Twilight. :)
The only app I have that should have permission to do overlay like that ("draw over other apps") would be from Urban Android (the company that does sleep like Android)
I'm usually very careful about the permissions of the apps I install, but I will review the permissions of my other apps.
The others with same permission are MX Player, PLex, and VLC, but these are such common apps that, if they did what I'm describing then many people would be seeing it.
The thing that is unusual about my setup is that I only use it as a media player - never games, so I've never used or joined any game related programs, eg. this Shield Rewards thing.
Use Twilight, it has its own brightness settings. You can make your screen pretty dark at night!
Melatonin as a backup plan. Depending upon your weight, when you ate last, etc. it may take up to a couple hours to kick in, but just follow the eyebleach recommendations while waiting. Use the Twilight app to reduce the blue light from your screen because that's what tells your brain it's daytime and keeps you awake. Colors will be off, of course (red-green - much like a sunset), but you'll manage and be able to fall asleep easier.
What is your current environment like? The urge is understandable, as the urge to remove sounds and manage my environment sometimes is quite..strong. When I recognize those feelings, it is a sign that I need to remove myself from the environment to chill out for a bit. Noises and other irritations happen and I am responsible to how I manage myself.
As such, your urge to bite the screen is an indicator that your body/eyes is likely being irritated by the screen brightness and color. which can be expressed by an unknown source of anger/irritation.
Are you presently using any apps that modify your screens? For my desktop I use [link] and for my phone, I use [link].
How are you doing now?
Try [link] I use it all the time....it does a wonderful job filtering out the blue light and changes the screen output to a warm red glow.
If your phone is Android-based, you can try Twilight. It's basically an app that changes the color of your screen depending on the time of the day. During nighttime, the screen will adjust its color temperature and brightness so your eyes can adapt.
There is also a PC version called f.lux.
Those apps have changed my life.
Mais fria no caso não deixa mais azulada? Acho que pra ficar mais avermelhada tem que deixar mais quente, não?
Sobre o celular, nos Samsung mais novos (o meu S7 Edge pelo menos tem) tem um "filtro de luz azul" no sistema e acho ótimo, deixo pra ativar/desativar automaticamente. Caso não tenha, um app muito bom é o Twilight.
Sobre as lâmpadas, posso confirmar - a do meu quarto ainda é incandescente e acho bem "aconchegante", a do quarto da minha irmã é led, bem brancona (sei que têm lâmpadas de led com diferentes temperaturas de cor), não curto muito.
I'm not talking about brightness adjustion, many phones can do that.
A blue light filter removes the blue light from your screen and makes it easier on the eyes to look at at night. For your PC there is f.lux and for your phone I can recommend twilight. If you don't believe this'll do anything just use it for one night and then try to turn it off for a moment.
I'm already able to use the dark theme by running the Twilight app.
Probably only a small piece of the puzzle but do you have a dimmer on your phone? Apparently, and this could be bullshit, the blue light from screens can hurt your circadian rhythm. I use Twilight to dim out the blue at night and I have noticed a difference. I also use F.lux to do the same thing with my computer screen.
Cool �� Twilight is a good one if you're browsing still.
Ah. Because it's red instead of a more amber color, it's probably Twilight.
Yeah, sorry about that! I tried to turn it off and get a better screenshot but the speech bubble went away once I tapped the screen.. I use Twilight
I use Twilight for a bit to dim overnight as well as attempt to reduce burn-in. And then the developer options to stay awake while charging all the time.
Lately mine has been kicking off the Dakboard app, but I think that's due to a different app I was playing with to dim. Can't go wrong with Twilight.
Have a look at the Twilight app, [link]
Also, download Twilight for Android.
F.lux if you're on desktop, and it may be available on iOS.
I like Twilight to do that for me.
Somewhat relevant, though not so much for OP's case: Wikipedia: Effects of blue light on sleep.
I have been using things like Twilight, f.lux and Redshift for a long time now and they seem to be making a difference at pretty much no cost. Not an expert though, you'll be better off reading the Wikipedia article above.
>Android users can't even use f.lux or redshift
They can, it's called Twilight
If you use Twilight ([link]) which is like f.lux but for mobile you can
Yes, it's not good to force sleep, if you go to bed and you don't feel sleepy at all, just get out of bed and do something until you feel sleepy. Also don't fight sleepiness, go to sleep as soon as you feel sleepy. Try to only go to bed when you're sleepy, that way your brain will associate your bed with sleep.
It's well know that screens disturb sleep, you can use f.lux on PC or Twilight app on your phone to alleviate this problem.
[link] Try that
Putting your phone away might work for some. Works for me some days, not so much on others. If you're the kind who generally falls asleep browsing your phone, there's a few things I've done to help.
Set up an app for light levels and hue. I use androids, I use Twilight. Setting this shit up is one of the best ways to help you relax and fall asleep while still using your phone. In the evening it'll start lowering the light level and shifting the colors to a more red hue. This eases the strain on your eyes (blue light is high intensity, red is easier on the eyes), and the dimmer screen also helps your brain realize that it's nighttime and time to sleep.
Go to bed an hour early. You know you're going to be looking at the screen for an hour before you get everything done (social media, games, youtube, articles, whatever). So take the hour and spend it in bed. You are going to relax even if you're still looking at the screen, as opposed to sitting upright on a couch.
If you have to use before bedtime, try dimming the screen.
Or warm the screen during nighttime.
All platforms: Flux (Recommended)
iOS/Mac: Night Shift
Just install something like Twilight (SFW)
Thank me later
It has location based sunset/sunrise dimming.
Considering its not fixable via hardware... unless they change it from Amoled, I am guessing there will be a fix coming via software. In the meantime, you could probably use one of the color tinting apps to make it viable. I'd try this one if it were me: [link] Just a thought.
There's an option to screen dim without turning it red too
I use Twilight
Obligatory "Do you practice good sleep hygiene habits?"
If you google ADHD and sleep hygiene there's a lot of information on how ADHD and sleep effect each other and the things you can do to try and get good, consistent sleep.
Next time you see your GP, ask if 25mg of instant release quetiapine (brand name seroquel) might be a prescribable option, and look into it yourself.
Otherwise melatonin is a great option, you usually find the liquid is the best option. It doesn't have a long shelf life though.
Next best bet is antihistamines, with Phenergan being up there.
The next best thing then in my experience is the tiniest amount of weed.
Other (non pharmaceutical) options include a few drops lavender oil on your pillow/ being burnt in an oil burner, chamomile tea, a hot shower, stretching/ self massage.
Also check out f.lux or twilight for your devices.
Sorry this wasn't strictly about OTC stuff, and that you've likely tried a heap of this. It's worth mentioning in case you haven't though :)
It takes some time for your brain to get used to sleeping earlier, so don't give up just yet. As for being on your phone when lying down, maybe install an app like Twilight.
Also, I know this will sound really weird, but try listening to a Japanese talk show. This really helped when i had trouble sleeping a few years back.
I use Twilight and I like it.
I use f.lux on my PC and twilight on my phone all the time so I don't get messed up from the blue screen light, and can still use my devices regardless of the time. But really, it all comes down to setting a schedule and keeping to it. Set an alarm telling you it's time to get ready for bed if you need to, or just making sure you lay down and close your eyes even if you're not tired. I usually listen to a low-key podcast as I fall asleep, like RadioLab or Criminal -- something that's interesting, but with calm voices so I'll easily start to tune it out and fall asleep (I also set a sleep timer so it doesn't just keep playing and wake me up again later).
Try using the app called Twilight . It is able to dim your screen even when on lowest brightnes or you can change the color tone.
Same with Windows 10 and Android 7.0+ Nougat or with an app
Of course on f.lux was on Linux ages ago and it works just as fine.
Try 'Twilight', a screen dimming app, it works on Android Wear and makes the charging screen darker. It doesn't make the background black like AW 1.x, but it reduces the brightness a lot. [link]
Although it uses a different colour filter than flux, I use Twilight and have found it to work pretty
My battery saver icon used to show on the left till I updated to nougat. Then it shifted to the right. Interesting though, seems like same icons.
Try free version of Twilight from the play store for more tweaks for screen temperature.
Rotation lock is available in quick settings toolbar. You can edit this to add or move tiles - click the pencil in the full quick settings menu. The top six tiles in the menu are available in the first swipe of the notification bar.
Yup. Your answer is more or less what I've heard. I don't care about the blue light filter as I use Twilight and my phone is working pretty well right now with Android 6, so I don't know if it's worth the trouble. I guess I'll stay on 6 until I am forced to update. Thanks for your feedback!
You can just add a night app to your phone which covers everything, works well.
For mobile, new Android and iOS have such display modes builtin, on my older Android phone I use Twilight.
As I said in my other comment, I use the Twilight app on my S6 - it helps with phone use at night. The older I get, the more sensitive my eyes are, and they would get sore/bleary/etc. looking at bright phone screens at night. Supposedly that's due to the whole blue light thing.....
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You should be fine if you enable Night Mode.
Also, the reason why screens hurt your eyes at night is because you're not using F.Lux/Twilight. Blue light is irritating to human vision when it's dark, and those apps alleviate the problem by reducing the amount of blue emitted by your displays at night. Use F.Lux on on your laptop and iPhone, or Twilight if you have an Android phone instead. Unfortunately F.Lux doesn't work on the Vive, but the built-in Night Mode accomplishes the same thing.
or just install f.lux if rooted or twilight if not [link]
I've automated my filter to go on/off in certain apps:
To do this, I use Twilight, which integrates with Tasker.
Twilight is great. You have screen dim which is very helpful in extremely low light situations
I'd recommend a screen reddening app such as Twilight. Using this along with whatever app you use before bed will help prevent your phone from keeping you awake.
the screen is tinted red because I have on twilight [link]
I'm pretty bad about using my phone as well. Any spare moment and I'm looking at something. Usually Reddit...
The human body is predisposed to sleep at night. From what I can tell most solo drivers try to keep to at least a reasonably close day / night wake / sleep schedule.
I started using an app called Twilight . It puts a red tint on the screen and lowers the illumination to predefined fully customizable settings. The red light is supposed to filter out the blue light which is what your eyes respond to which keeps you awake. Since I've been using it I found that I can get to sleep reasonably quickly once I turn it on. If I forget I can noticeably feel myself getting less tired as I use the phone.
If you like to use your phone before you sleep try installing Twilight or CF.Lumen
If you're watching on mobile devices, use Twilight (for Android, don't know if there's an alternative for iOS) to have the backlighting automatically dimmed as the night falls. If watching on desktop, use f.lux
Check this out.
I previously used that and other apps that tinted the screen (like Twilight) and they work. Although I factory reset my phone recently and I was just wondering if we could achieve the same results without using third party apps.
Thank you for replying!
You could always use an app, like Twilight
Twilight does what f.lux does.
Night Light looks like a Google Books thing, you want Twilight to dim everything.
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Install blue light filters on your computer phones, tablets and tvs. Flux is great and free for Mac & PC. My only suggestion is to make the color temperature for sunset and bedtime much redder/warm than default It might be weird at first but if you give it a chance you will probably grow to love it, and really your eyes adjust and you won't see the difference. When you've tried it, try disabling/ quitting Flux, you'll be shocked at the difference.
On iOS it's built in, it's called Night Shift, a guide on how to enable and use here.
On Android check out Twilight.
If you're watching tv at night you should check out Drift TV from Saffron or maybe see if there's a setting or app that will do this if you have a smart tv.
There is not yet a decent smart light that accords circadian rythyms, I have the Svet smart light on pre-order, crossing my fingers but I've been disappointed with Philips Hue and GE C series bulbs already so I'm not getting my hopes too high.
If you're consistently on your computer or phone before bed, this will help make the shift to going to bed easier because your body will be able to produce melatonin which is responsible for making you feel tired and sleepy, which it has a hard time doing if light containing the blue spectrum enters your eyes. This includes all white / off white colored lights and especially monitors and screens which by default have the same atmospheric blue color temperature as noon outdoors.
Even using all this stuff though, it's best to put away any gadgets at a set time and go to bed regularly at set time as others here have suggested. Software and smart lights just make the transition easier.
Also, I don't understand how you all can stand regular alarm clocks, they are so aggravating. I'd rather use smart alarms like Sleep Cycle, Pillow for iOS, or Sleep as Android for Android.
I can confirm from personal experience that the two alarm clock system works (one next to bed, one farther away) does work if you're the type to snooze, as long as you don't climb back into bed hah, not so great if you're living with other people though.
I can also confirm having something you have to do when you get up helps, and that having a warm room when you get up makes it easier too.
For all these high tech suggestions, I want to add that camping in your back yard does wonders. Living in Northern America, it's not as great during Fall / Winter / Spring during the rainy season though. In addition to the biological alarm of the light from the sun rising, the heat of the sun will bake you in your tent and force you to get up and out.
Last but not least, if nothing here works, try putting your money on the line with a friend, family member or co-worker to act as referee. Over at stickk.com. If you fail your goal, some of your precious moolah goes to your referee, charity, or for an even more interesting twist, an anti-charity, like the NRA or the NRA's nemesis, Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence.
Good luck on your goal, keep your eyes on the prize! :).
I miss the built-in blue light filter too. As an alternative, I recommend using the Twilight app: [link]
Use twilight. Its a blessing for us night browsers. Helps you fall asleep too.
If it's eye strain from reading a long time then your eyes are being strained by the blue wavelength light being emitted by the screen. Laptop screens are designed to mimic daylight, which means when you read it in low light you are straining your eyes. It's like trying to look directly at the sun during the middle of the day. The glossy screen just makes it really annoying to deal with reflections on the screen.
There's a program called f.lux for Windows and jailbroken/rooted iOS/Android devices, it'll make looking at screens easier. There's an app called Twilight that does a similar thing on Android.
What's your currency and price range? Have you already looked at any prospective tablets?
> Avoid blue light (TV/computer/phone) hours before bedtime.
And you can install apps such as F.lux for PC and Twilight (among others) on Android. Starts changing the color temperature of your screens so that you get less and less blue light after evening and through the night.
Twilight dims the phone's brightness and also adds a red filter, and you can change the color's temperature. With a dim red screen I would expect it to be safer. It's not made specifically for darkrooms though, so I wouldn't be sure it's totally safe.
I can't believe noone has mentioned this.
F.lux on your computer and Twilight on your phone.
At night they drastically reduce the blue light emitted from screens that keeps you wide awake.
The warm colouring takes a few days to get used to but afterwards if you turn it off the effect is blinding.
Makes going to bed after browsing reddit immensely easier.
If you trust them:
2) AMOLED screens: We have tested Twilight on an AMOLED screen for 2.5 years without any sign of depletion or over-burning. If properly configured Twilight causes less light emission (by enabling dimming) with more equal light distribution (dark areas of the screen such as the status bar get tinted). This may in fact increase your AMOLED screen life time.
You may already have this, but it's a good idea to install a red light filter on your smart phone if you like to use it at night, just in case. It can reduce eyestrain and keep your circadian rhythm healthy. The premise is that blue light is unnatural to humans at night, while red light is okay because it's like the light from a fire.
Twilight is the free android app version on the play store. If you're all about that open source, Redmoon is a better choice, but if you want it for free, you'll have to download the apk from github. I assume iOS has something similar.
There's a few simple things you can do. One is, if you use Android, install this app: Twilight ([link]). It filters out blue light from your screen. Blue light affects melatonin production, which is the chemical that helps you sleep.
Another app I use is this: Sleep as Android ([link]). You leave your phone on your bed while you sleep and it measures your "sleep cycles" and tries to wake you up when you're most "awake" during your sleep.
Next, try not to use anything with a screen too close to bedtime. This ties back into the melatonin thing earlier. Try reading a book before bed instead.
Finally, your bed should only be used for sleep. Do everything else - reading, playing games, watching TV - outside of your bed. If you do those things in bed, you teach your brain that your bed is for sleeping but also all of these other activities. If you don't do them in bed, then you teach your brain that your bed is ONLY for sleeping.
First, get off of Reddit.
Second, no screens two hours before bed time, read a book or something of the sorts instead.
If you need a screen for whatever reason, use Twilight (if you have an android, if not you'll have to look for an alternative). It removes the blue light from your screen which really helps.
If you have a messed up sleep cycle, I.E. you're always staying up until 3am and only then do you start to get tired, try this.
You could just use Twilight
No root required and has automatic settings based on sunrise/sunset and it automatically adjusts these times based on your location and the time of year.
No, but try an app called Twilight.
It puts a red hue over any app and the home screen that is easier on the eyes.
Twilight might work. [link]
Version 4.6?! Wow. I'm on version 6.3. That's admittedly a beta, but surely the released version shouldn't be that far behind.
Hmm, when I go to its Play page, it says version 6.5. In the beta, 6.6 is available, I suppose I should upgrade. ;)
Are you using an app like Twilight or something similar that overlays the screen? Android doesn't allow the clicking of install buttons while an overlay is active for security reasons.
1: Go to bed at the same time every night. If you cannot due to work schedules, get the same amount of sleep every night.
2: Do not use your bed for anything but sleeping. You train your brain to stay awake in your bed if you use it for other reasons.
3: Do not force sleep. If you have trouble falling asleep, and lie awake in bed for more than five minutes, get up, walk around for 1 minute, lay back down and try again.
4: Avoid caffeine after 5pm. (Or within 4 hours of sleep) Avoid nicotine in the evening.
5: Reduce blue light stimulation, which activates the Reticular activating system. This is the system responsible for wakefullness. Good programs for your PC and phone include Flux and Twilight for Android. This is what I use. It has helped a lot.
6: Relaxation therapy. The purpose is to find a relaxed place 30-45 minutes before you sleep. Hot showers, meditation, winding down with a good book. It helps you prepare for the slower state of sleep. Also, exercising 20+ minutes is a good way to work up the need to sleep.
I hope some of this helps! Hell, I just learned reddit formatting for you. :)
Source: This is the advice I tell patients. Source, but no public access
Sounds like you might have Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome? I have it, and saw as sleep specialist, and my sleep is now controlled through a combination of:
Anyway, I dunno how the medical system in the US works, but you might want to see a doctor, and see what they say.
Speaking of bright phones, there's a great app called Twilight that lets you dim your screen. You can also filter out blue light if you like to use your phone before sleeping. Makes falling asleep much easier.
f.lux Is my go to for computers, and they're working on getting Android to run, only works for rooted phones right now.
Twilight is my daily driver for my Android right now, works well.
I highly recommend both to anyone to improve their ability to fall asleep and get restful sleep sooner in the night, it really helps. Look into "sleep hygiene" for more stuff on this- when you're overtired, you're more prone to headaches, you don't do your best work, and it sucks.
It's been a while since I last used it, but here is the link to the app I used, Twilight.
You might consider switching to Twilight then. It has included support for disabling when an app install is prompted, and works as a Tasker actions plugin.
Not a problem. I started out same as you (on here) about a year ago (I'm 26) and if your really want to get serious download this for your PC:
(reduces blue light) [link]
And this for your smartphone:
Look to buy multiple monitors from here.
(I have two Asus 24in at 1920 X 1200 resolution - to give an example) Neweggflash:
Also, if you're a reader buy this book and go through at least the first 5 chapters:
I recommend all of you interested in reducing blue light in your life and trying to improve your sleeping patterns look to programs such as Flux and Twilight for your mobile device.
These have helped me.
Edited, sorry some neckbeard got offended I shared a link to a Android app that does mostly what flux does, it's better to not having anything than something. Sorry for the confusion for a full time redditor he needs to get back to commenting on new and exciting things
Consider checking out Twilight instead. It's pretty much the same thing. [link]
I'm setting up this new blog to consolidate and make it easier to manage my web presence. Part of making my life easier was writing up my illness so when someone asks, I can just go "here!" This took a lot longer to write than I originally thought, so maybe the other benefit will be that once people glance at how long this is they won't try to become my pseudo doctor ;)
I thought I'd share this here because it seems people find what treatments work for me very helpful. I'll copy that section here:
Lifestyle changes is the primary means of my being able to function.
Large, wide brimmed hat. My peripheral vision (both the top and sides) appear to be the most common source of my symptoms. Just totally blocking my peripheral vision with a hat brings tremendous relief.
Migraine glasses. I wear glasses with lenses made by TheraSpecs put into super light frames by Silhouette. The lenses also contain a prescription that reduces pain caused by eye strain from a minor astigmatism and moderate exophoria. I also have gotten glasses from AxonOptics -- I believe they are both great companies.
Red-tinted screens. I use Twilight on my Android phone, f.lux on my Windows machine, and Redshift on my Linux machine. Using a very saturated red tint and low brightness makes the difference between being able to use the device for a few hours, and feeling like someone struck me on the head with a baseball bat after just glancing at the screen.
Moist air, and general hydration. I keep my home moist with a humidifier running whenever needed -- such as during cold, dry weather. I keep a face mask with me at all times which will keep dry air moist, or block the wind from blowing into my sinuses. I need to ensure my sinuses keep moist, but using saline or other nasal moisturizers actually make things progressively worse by removing the body's ability to moisturize naturally. I use natural methods, like drinking a lot, ensuring my skin doesn't dry out, and avoiding medication that causes dryness, like Neurontin (gabapentin).
Avoiding triggers. The biggest trigger is using a computer (back-lit, wide screen), so I strictly minimize computer time or do activities I can do with my eyes closed (touch typing with a screen reader). Due to the small size of a smartphone's screen (minimizing eye movement), I am able to do the majority of the necessary computer work on my phone. Unfortunately, avoiding so much does have a huge negative impact on how I can live my life. I also have to avoid: driving, shopping, riding in transportation, most lighting environments, and being outside in the sunlight, cold, and wind.
I hope some of this information may have been helpful to someone!
If your phones screen doesn't get dark enough for you at night there's always Twilight. [link]
I use this app, it lets you dim it even more. It can also add a warmer red tinge to your screen. It can't filter blue out entirely as your phone won't allow that without root access. If you do have root access, a lot of people prefer this app.
I don't feel like reading everyone else's posts so I will just write what I want and hopefully you get something extra out of it. If I repeat then more info for you! I will be linking a few things, if you don't read them you won't get anything from my post. :)
First: If you are not willing to educate yourself by reading and thinking critically about what you're reading then you're going to have a harder time than someone who puts the cognitive effort into understanding. This will take effort. Anything worth doing will take effort. If you don't like the sound of putting effort into this then there is nothing anyone can do for you short of locking you in a room and feeding you. That being said, it is really simple.
This is not a race, rather a lifestyle change. You will change your lifestyle to get to your goals, not get to your goals by changing your lifestyle.
> I don't have time to exercise. I am a security guard that works 45 hours+ a week and when I am not working I am either sleeping or doing other chores.
My workout partner is also a security guard who works 40+. Sleep is imporant yes, and sure chores are chores. But are you spending an hour a day watching TV? Playing video games? On Reddit? This is not an issue of having no time, but an issue of your prioritization. I don't think you're trying to be a world class athlete, and you don't need to be. Most people in the USA are untrained. Even if you're 1/100th of that you'll be so much better off than those who are not.
> I can hardly cook and am honestly too poor to buy all healthy things.
Cooking is a skill like anything else and requires at least a basic amount of effort. Everyone on the planet needs to do it, or pays someone else to do it. Why not become more self-reliant? There are lots of resources online. Just start simple and I guarantee through trial and error you will find it far more enjoyable to make something yourself.
On being too poor.., this simply is not true. It will cost you more to buy something that costs $1 and eaten immediately, than to buy something that costs $3 but lasts a week.
For example: You can get a bag of rice, some dried beans or lentils, cheapest meat on sale and frozen veggies for under $15. I don't know where you live or exactly how much you make but if you're serious about it then you need to have a better understanding of where your money is going. Simply saying "I can't" isn't a reason for why it isn't happening. Maybe spending $12 on cigs every week has something to do with it.
> I used to have a 6 pack and back then it felt so easy to do things.
A 6 pack is just an indication of your low body fat. Great! You've been where you want to be so getting back will be easier. See self-efficacy. Don't forget to read everything though :).
> I feel hungry all the time as well.
Drink more water. Eat more vegetables. Seriously. Some foods will leave you feeling more full. This is called satiation. Look here for more information on diet. here for more information on weight management.
>It also makes it hard to quit smoking because when I smoke cigarettes I don't get as hungry.
I used to smoke and all I can really say on this is stop smoking. I stopped cold turkey and yeah it sucks. So does not being able to breath properly. Recently I watched this video, it was interesting.
But honestly, you can't use smoking cigarettes as a reason for why you can stop yourself from eating. See the cognitive dissidence link I posted above. You might as well be saying " I break my fingers so that I can't put food in my mouth".
A word on sleep: Practicing good sleep hygiene is very important. I was never "taught" to sleep on time and it became normal for me to stay up til 3am watching TV or whatever and then jumping into bed and not knowing why I can't sleep. The light given off by electronic device screens makes your body wakeful. I suggest 1 hour before the time you want to go to bed, turn everything off, and just relax. Read a book, play some chess, write, do something that doesn't have you looking at a screen. If you really must use a computer, check out a blue light filter like f.lux or Twilight .
Throughout this post I've used terms you can just google if you don't know/want more explanation. PM me if you want someone to bounce ideas off of. Good Luck!
Try twilight it's not exactly the same but its good.
It's an app called Twilight
Looking at blue light for too long has been linked to loss of sleep and hyperactivity. Using an app for turning your screen red helps some people with those things
Do you mean Twilight?
What would be the difference of this app to Twilight ( [link] )
There are already apps on android that can do that, I forget which one I used to use
Edit: it was this one, called Twilight
Really good looking app too
Sorry about the red tint, I have Twilight installed so it comes out like this when its evening, but you can clearly see the 3 trees :)
Try using "Twilight" instead. Here's the link: [link]
check out Twilight ([link])
it's a lot like flux for android. changes the color temperature and brightness of the display when night comes. It's a bit strange at first but once you get the hang of it mas madali nga makatulog
Twilight for Android. I used to stay up to a time where I got only around 3 or 4 hours of sleep, all because I'd be browsing reddit or something, and I actually heard of this app from another thread like this one a while ago. Tried it out and it was absolutely amazing. I got the right amount of sleep everyday just from having a screen that appeared redder the closer it got to nighttime. Best part is that, although it has a paying version, the free version is just as effective.
Link for the interested
if you can't avoid sitting in front of your computer before you sleep. use this for your desktop and this for your phone.
These app have made it easier for me to fall asleep.
And if you have cold feet like I do. Wear socks when you go to bed. I stop waking up in the middle of the night or in the morning because my legs are freezing.
This app helps me. I'm not sure if the red shift or the dimming helps more, but it helps me get to sleep faster.
Troubles sleeping? Try Twilight for Android, Play Store: [link]
Mobile equivalent of f.lux: Twilight App
The Twilight app makes your device screen adapt to the time of the day. It filters the flux of blue light emitted by your phone or tablet after sunset and protects your eyes with a soft and pleasant red filter. The filter intensity is smoothly adjusted to the sun cycle based on your local sunset and sunrise times.
I decided to put my 5x and previous phone side by side to see if I could notice anything. Mine looks as yellow as yours when I took a picture of it, but I've never even noticed it before in normal use. It doesn't bother me.
If you don't want to send it back and get a replacement, you could always get something like Twilight, and then set it up to make the screen more blue instead of more yellow (the default).
I agree. The ability to make the screen very dim is an option I had on my Treo 600 in 2004.... Somehow it became impossible with recent tech. sigh
The 5x has been an improvement with that, as well the other end of the spectrum with daylight readability. But to take it to the next level you need the Twilight app.
Get f.lux for your desktop/laptop as well.
Love it. There's been research to show that blue-wavelength light interferes with sleep, so I've started using Twilight on my phone and FLUX on my computer. Of course it doesn't support my second screen, but overall it's way better.
Setup is super easy, install, put in your zip code and let it do it's thing. The red-level is adjustable in case it's too red for you, I turned mine down about 20% but now I don't even notice that it's there. I feel like it's helped with my sleep patterns as well.
It's an app called Twilight and it adds an orange filter to the screen during evening and night hours. It's pretty much f.lux on Android.
f.lux is great! It's only available for desktop and Apple, though. If you want something similar on Android, check out Twilight.
Yep, this app here for android. Though admittedly the second image there I made even more ridiculous by adding extra red filters :D
>as it's easily the best of all of them.
So, I use Twilight, why is Lux better? Would you tell us, instead of saying "its best"?
I take sleep aid, so this doesn't happen often. When it does, I just play on my phone with my Twilight filter set to bed reading.
Here is an app for android that adjusts the lighting on your device in relation to the time of day. Reduces strain and issues brought on by screen light, especially at night.
I thought this was done on purpose. There was a phase when everyone I knew had Twilight downloaded because a study came out that suggested the blue light was bad for your sleep. It makes sense for them to do it because usually if your screen is set to the lowest brightness you're tucked into bed about to fall asleep. I could be wrong, but I honestly don't mind it.
Twilight has Tasker integration as of version 4.7, and has had intents before that. Are you thinking of something else named Twilight?
You can get this app that auto adjusts the screen temperature and brightness.
Twilight is worth installing if you use your device at night as it can reduce eye strain. You can configure it to activate on a schedule and the transitions are gradual too.
I think it's Twilight, which adjusts the the screen's color intensity based on the time of day.
Try Twilight for Android devices [link]
Redshift for the Linux awesome app for both desktop and mobile if you are using in the night.
Although I am not sure about if it has Window version but f.lux should do the job for Windows.
Linux : Redshift
Android : Twilight
Windows / Mac / iPhone / iPad : f.lux
Are you on Android? I can highly recommend Twilight, which is basically Flux for phones, plus I've got mine set to come on at 10 at night and turn off at 8 in the morning. Can't live without it :)
OP's using this. Good try though.
I started a little late but:
Day 1: 9 hours (midnight)
Tried Flux last night, and I also downloaded Twilight for my phone and i haven't slept that deep in a while!
Get more exercise during the day/lose weight (not directing at you, just generally healthier people sleep easier.)
Breathing exercises (Inhale nose 6, hold 4, exhale mouth 6.)
[Try getting into a trance state]
Removing fluoride from your daily consumption (it fucks up your pineal gland, which in turn fucks up your sleep cycle).
Use the [f.lux]/[twilight] programs for your PC and mobile.
Set the TV to a warm color.
Don't do anything in bed except for sleep and sex.
If all else fails, get a better bed.
What I do is install twilight ([link]) and configure it to activate at sundown, deactivate at sunup. Works for all apps then. It makes a notification but you can easily hide this in lollipop.
Oh yeah! It did start crashing on my phone a couple of months ago, but my phone is very short of RAM and internal memory; once I'd deleted a few apps it seemed to cure the crashes of Twilight.
I've also got Twilight installed on my tablet and it has never had a hiccough.
yea its called Twilight
I don't have insomnia as severe as you do, and you haven't said what you currently do to try and manage it but I would say the first thing you should do is try to investigate sleep hygenine. This should make things as easy as possible for your body to try to be in a state where you can sleep.
I know it can be hard but trying to get outside in order to manage your vitamin D intake, and also helps to regulate melatonin (sleep hormone) production.
For me personally I follow all of the above, but still struggle with sleep. If I am too hot I can not sleep - so I have a cold shower about 30 minutes before bed. I try and do as much physical activity during the day as I can manage so my body is exhausted by the time I get into bed.
If I am still too awake when I go to bed, I will read - in darkness and usually on my kindle until I feel like my eyes won't stay open. What has also helped me is to learn to switch off my mind through meditation. There are also guided meditations for sleep.
I use a 'sleep playlist' to fall asleep to, and it also sets the sleep button inside me as I only listen to those songs when going to bed.
I have quite intense pain in my knees from my EDS too, which I have learnt to minimise using a small but firm pillow between my legs.
If you use computers, or screens before bed - then you should use an app to reduce the blue light which causes issues with sleep. On Windows there is F.lux and Android Twilight.
Hope this helps. If you need anything, PM me. Welcome to Reddit.
Also for android at least there is an app called Twilight which does the same. Every screen I look at throughout the day and night has either flux or twilight on it
If there's one thing I learned from my current job, it's that you can't fall asleep while you are "exercising". If you have to walk from point A to point B carrying stuff, take stuff from here and put it there,... then you can't fall asleep even if you didn't sleep the previous night.
So as other said : skip your nap one day, replace it with "exercise" (and not reddit), you won't be able to fall asleep, cut anything containing alcohol or caffeine from your diet after 5pm (I know, sometimes alcohol helps us fall asleep, but your sleep quality worsen with alcohol), and go to sleep at a time that meets the amount of sleep you need regarding your wake up time (no the other way around). Also, when you wake up feeling like shit because of your lack of sleep, it may help to repeat to yourself "I had such a great night! I feel completely rested. This may have been the most resting night of my life!". Don't use this too much as it may weaken the efficacy.
Try to go to sleep everyday around the same time, don't do anything else in your bed other than sleeping, avoid screens at least an hour before going to sleep (and use f.lux the rest of the time or Twilight on Android).
Also, consider taking shorter naps (30 minutes or less) instead of long ones even if you feel the need for a longer nap. Get a coffee (depending on the time of the day) right as you wake up to kill the sleep inertia and go on with your day. Naps are really good if used correctly.
Shameless Twilight plug.
Check out the Twilight app on your smartphone
-Make your room as dark as possible. I mean pitch black. Put a towel underneath your door, get blackout curtains, put electrical tape or cover any light source, no matter how small.
-Establish a nighttime routine. Mine is taking a cold shower, brushing my teeth, meditating for 10 minutes, then hitting the sack. Have a routine you do each night before bed, and your body will come to associate these habits with winding down and sleep.
-No caffeine after noon.
-When you wake up, open your windows and expose yourself to the sunlight. This will help your body reset its cycle.
-I recommend not using an alarm clock for mornings, but I know this isn't possible for all.
-I recommend the Fabulous app, as it gave me a lot of great tips for my sleep hygiene. [link]
-No need for drugs. They're a short-term solution that make for a horrible one long-term.
Thanks for the tips. I agree about avoiding bright lights and phone/ computer screens. I find a useful program for desktops and laptops is f.lux, which automatically dims your screen and adjusts the colour temperature to a reddish hue in sync with your local sunrise and sunset times. A similar app for your phone (Android only I believe) is Twilight. And the best thing to do is to avoid computer / phone screens entirely in the late evening.
Thanks for the other tips as well. I will try them out.
Dat screen color.
alternatively, I recommend Flux for windows/mac/iphone/ipad and Twilight for android. these apps dim and tint your screen with warmer color of light, based on time of day. customizable and good for reading/watching stuff before bed or nighttime in general
I didn't see anyone mention it but there is a similar app for Android called Twilight.
Edit: Added link.
[link] seems like something
Another thing to try is the twilight app as the blue color in screens makes it hard for us to sleep
Twilight will fade or remove the blue from your screen at a certain time and can be adjusted and scheduled.
Goes great with the:
That's my Twilight app. I didn't notice it until it was too late.
Edit: my as in it's installed on my phone. I didn't create the app.
AMOLED screens are great for this. I've had a few phones/tablets with them and reading in a pitch dark room is very nice.
You do have to use an app like twilight that will filter the brightness lower than the stock OS will. Flip the colors so that its white text on black. With a normal backlit screen this just gives you a glowing gray screen, but with OLED you can filter even the white text to the point where it hard to see even in total darkness.
I adjust the filter so I can comfortably make out the text without it being bright at all. then I can read while my wife sleeps, and then when I sleep I don't have to turn off a light.
I guess they have problems with burn in, but I would be willing to go back to using screen savers for a laptop with an AMOLED screen.
At least try to use something like Twilight it will reduce the amount of blue light at night making it easier for you to get asleep. But yeah it's best if you are not staring at a device 5 minutes before you try to get to sleep.
I currently use [link] are both of these better?
Twilight does the same job on unrooted devices through an overlay.
>Except he didn't point out any flaws in my request, just said basically I'm a tool.
I said no such thing! I made a joke that you took a little too personally. Text is a cold medium and it's very hard to infer the thought and sentiment behind it. The idea behind your request is a good one but I think asks more than you think. Most webpages are built on a white background and having a different color could screw up the layout when you bring transparency into play. Apply this across a couple million pages and you've got a recipe for bad rendering. Maybe try something like this or this to reduce the baseline output at night?
Twilight for android
Twilight for Android.
I get migraines and this lets me use my phone even when my head wants to die.
I would say it heavily depends on who you are, but there are a few I can think of that are pretty universally good and provide unique functionality.
Twilight: Basically like f.lux but built for Android. There's free alternatives but I really like the polish on this one. Has a lot of good features for changing when it activates, including start and stop buttons.
MiXplorer: File browser, cause sometimes you need to search for a file, and this is good at it. It’s small and fast, which is all it should be.
Pushbullet: There's a lot of notifications that are a pain to get properly running on your phone. And it's really frustrating to have to find your cable whenever you want to send a single file from your PC to your phone. So Pushbullet can be used with a bunch of devices and web services to sync notifications and send data easily. I recommend it simply because it works easily, and I think a lot of people could benefit from using it.
QuickPic: Haven't found a better gallery app. Can sort images in multiple ways, blacklist and whitelist folders, edit, and still stays under 5 mb. Much like MiXplorer, the content should be coming first, and QuickPic's philosophy is perfected.
Also for those of you on older devices, or starting with a budget phone, I’d recommend:
Bing: So, Google’s search app is something like 30 mb right now, and Bing is 3 mb. You can also just use the stock Google app that comes with the device, and never update it. But I’m not sure how long that’s gonna work properly, and Bing is kept up to date.
Lightning Browser: A tiny browser (<5mb) that actually works and keeps itself dead simple.
Twilight for Android. Note: Might make some AMOLED screens unusable (too dark) if they're already at 0 brightness.
For those of you wanting a darker screen try the app twilight and make a setting that just dims the screen. Wish I didn't have to go back to using it though...
I think it's Twilight. [link]
Twilight acts as f.lux and may lower then your default brightness setting.
Thanks for that! And from there looking for Android equivalents, I found Twilight: [link]
I use it on Windows and redshift for Linux; very useful. Twilight is a good Android counterpart. [link]
Twilight if you live far away from the Equator.
Link - [link]
I found that the closest thing was Twilight - [link]
Melatonin, take it 9-10 hours before you should be up, so 1-2 hours before bed.
Use f.lux on all your devices. [link], you can install it on computers, if you have an iPhone you need to jailbreak it to install it though, and if you have andoird you'll need to use the alternative "Twilight", [link]
When you wake up, have protein, either from eggs, a meat, or a protein shake (personally I find protein powder mixed with coffee to be the best fix)
These 2 things have really helped me manage my SCT.
That'd be most likely Twilight for Android
On this note, give Twilight a shot - changes the screen tint to be easier on your eyes & can dim further too.
Not sure if you are still stock or whatnot but this app seems promising.
Also I did hear that the note 3's are going to be getting lollipop updates soon.
Yep! It's an app called Twilight!
Not necessarily faster but on my Devices (mobile/tablet etc), I use a screen filter so my eyes don't get burned out and allows.. Some chemical in brain. I forgot.
I use Twilight on Android(Allows to get super dark compared to "Lux", even at that apps lowest setting) and f.Lux on PC.
This app helps me fall asleep at night when I still want to fiddle with my phone.
Never stay up until 3am because of your phone again. It changes the color or your screen when it's getting late, so it doesn't keep you awake. Works great.
I use twilight on my nexus 7 at night
If you are on your computer late, Get a program or phone app like twilight or computer glasses that reduce the blue light you see. Your brain will not want to produce melatonin if you are looking at light with the blue spectrum in it.
If you use your computer or phone before going to sleep I recommend this:
or [link] (for android)
twilight is the android equivalent
It's called Twilight on Android, there's a link.
Blue light keeps you up at night. Luckily, there's f.lux for Windows/Linux/Mac/iPhone and Twilight for Android. I wouldn't go without it.
> Too blinding
Try "Twilight": https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.urbandroid.lux
There is also a pro version.
Based on what I tried, I can recommend the following two options:
Both of them have free as well as more feature rich full versions
Maybe try the Twilight app?
Or, if you have android, there's a multitude of programs that do this automatically. I use Twilight.
The key for me is to stop fighting my body and start working with it.
Look into Twilight. It has adjustments for the brightness (below what the device can do) and controls for how much red you want. You can also set custom schedules (if you work late one day and don't want it on, etc)
I've been using Twilight (Just the free version). I still miss the built-in mode but it seems to do the job. You can set the color temperature, intensity, and screen brightness through it. No root is needed for it.
Play Store Link
Try the app called Twilight. It dims your screen and changes the amount of blue light entering your eye. It helps with your circadian rhythm - many people experience insomnia staring at bright displays with blue light while in bed.
What really helps is to take some kind of caffeine pill prior to when you want to wake up. For instance take one 30 mins before your alarm and you'll perk right awake. It takes time for your body to adjust to a new schedule so take melatonin 30 mins before you rest for a few days, if that doesn't help then honestly, NyQuil does the trick.
Before bed make sure there's ambient lighting in your room so your body naturally produces melatonin. An app I use is this it rids your screen of blue light that effects your brain from falling asleep (it's so much more in depth than that but the app explains it well)
Twilight is the same thing for Android.
Which screen dimmer? Some are designed to monitor the clock, like Twilight.
There are many launchers available that can do things from swiping; LMT is a popular one. If you have Tasker's notification with Action Buttons (menu, Preferences, Monitor, General) then you could assign one of them to your screen dimmer task.
~~Is the app Twilight any helpful? ([link]
Is the App G-Lux any helpful? ([link])
Twilight does this
> The phone itself is great, and I've never had any problems with it, however this idea that nexus users are basically being abandoned really ticks me off.
How the hell did you waste the money then?
You aren't being abandoned, the way Google does the night mode in 7.1.1 and the fingerprint thing requires different hardware.
If you want night mode so badly and want what Google would have given you with just a GL shader download any of the numerous apps which do that.
Here you are: [link]
Seriously man, you just said you have no issues with the phone and it is great. But because Google is doing things which require different hardware how they are doing it, that suddenly invalidates everything about the bloody phone?
Almost as clever as Twilight [link]