That used to be me, until I read up on the effects of light on your circadian rhythm. I started using F.lux on my computer (it dims and warms your screen at sunset), and as a rule turn off all screens (phone, TV, computer) one hour before I want to go to sleep (I have an alarm set to remind me). Basically you want to simulate dusk to your primitive brain. Your computer's light right now is screaming "It's noon!" so it's no wonder it's hard to fall asleep if you go straight from that to bed. I spend my "screens off" time doing stuff under dim, warm-colored lighting. Reading, chores, maybe a bath. I'm usually asleep within 5-10 minutes. You should give it a try. :)
Oh and the lowest wattage light bulbs for your bedroom. It should be slightly difficult to even see in there until your eyes adjust. I use 15W, not the easiest to find but so worth it.
edit: I went to bed (and fell right asleep!) without realizing I made a mistake here, and thanks to those who corrected me. It's not the wattage that matters for dim lighting but the lumens. Mine are at 115, low brightness, and also have a low tungsten rating (meaning they are warmer in color) of 2300K. You may need to experiment if you want to read under dimmer lighting because for some people it can be a strain on the eyes, but I find this added difficulty makes me sleepy which is why I do it. If I'm reading to get reading done I do it under a different lamp that won't put me to sleep.
If you're like me and you like to use your computer at all hours of the night, f.lux is awesome. It automatically adjusts the display at sunset, making it easier on the eyes.
Falling asleep, getting a good night's rest, then being awake without using caffeine/energy drinks.
Edit: Just got home to 100 orangereds. Thanks...? Also, I never use alarm clocks >:)
As far as tips, no caffeine, no TV/snacks before bed, plenty of hydration. I've heard that exercise helps too, though I'm lazy as all hell so I don't know. Keeping a diary has helped me a little IMO.
http://sleepyti.me/ and https://justgetflux.com/ might aid y'all too.
Those two pictures look nearly identical with F.lux. I had no idea what I was supposed to be seeing until I disabled it and saw the blue stripes.
If you have to stare at a screen for long periods of time, reading/typing/whatever, I would recommend f.lux
It changes the color temperature of the monitor (like the new "night mode" on iOS devices) to prevent straining your eyes too much
It would be better for drivers, yes. Blue light arrests melatonin release, keeping your body awake. It's terrible for daytime mammals in general though, since it confuses our circadian rhythm. It's also why it can be harder to sleep when you use a laptop/phone in bed.
EDIT: As others have pointed out, these lights may not be good for depth perception, and are definitely bad for night vision. The melatonin affect is real and well understood. Also check out f.lux, or see any of the recommendations others have commented with.
Not an item, but if you work long hours at a computer consider installing f.lux on your device. Makes the screen easier on your eyes. Don't use it if you do colour sensitive work like photoshop etc but it can really take the strain off of your eyes.
Edit: /u/jaayyne has pointed out you can disable it for one hour for colour sensitive work.
Edit 2: /u/FutureParadox -> You can also disable it on specific apps only.
There are even LED lights with a "sunset" effect when dimmed, i.e. the light goes from normal white to a more orange light when turned down so it doesn't mess with your melatonin levels.
EDIT: Just for the record and in case anyone didn't hear about it yet: Sitting in front of your PC all night long also messes with your melatonin levels. For that there's f.lux or Redshift.
Don't really know why, but I have to deal with it too. Some things i've found to help:
Go to bed when you start getting sleepy, not when you've gone well past. It's like your brain adapts to trying to stay awake, and you have to get to sleep before that happens.
Read in bed for ~30 mins before trying to fall asleep. Low light is important, I use a kindle paperwhite.
Exercise every day. I'm not so good at this.
Don't use the computer right before trying to sleep. The bright screen and mental stimulation aren't helpful. Also, try f.lux
There's a windows app called f.lux that'll change your monitor's color based on your time and location (also available for Mac, Linux, Android, and jailbroken iPhones and iPads). It slowly fades between a normal color during the day and an orangey color at night taking about as long as a sunset to transition.
Edit: This applies to Windows 8.1. Windows 10 has this functionality built-in according to u/CallMeRydberg. In Windows 10, this is under Settings/System/Display, and is now called Night Light according to u/graintop. For Linus users, use redshift according to u/ooddaa.
Edit: Added more details.
Advantages of borderless windows - the ease of Alt-TAB and maintaining the same screen colors if you're using f.lux. For games that don't have the windowed/borderless fullscreen mode, you can use windowed mode with a program like GameCompanion to force it to fullscreen.
Edit: some people are saying f.lux works for them on fullscreen. That may be so, my experience has been it usually doesn't. So I just switch to the windowed fullscreen first thing on any game I play, else in the evenings when you launch a game you go from the soothing reddish that your eyes adapted to, to full OMG IT'S SO BLUE WHY IS IT SO BLUE MY EYES ARE BURNING mode and that's just not fun, colors be damned :)
There's an application called F.lux (I use it on iOS and Yosemite) that will automatically dim as the sun sets, it lets you selct the color temperature (for day and night) as well as set the time for 'sundown' as well as DST, etc. Definiely helps on those long days in front of screens.
It's been posted before on a number of subreddits, but here's a link https://justgetflux.com/
If you've got a king size bed, I can assume you've got the ability to move your computer into a different room. Make your bedroom for sleeping only, you spend third of your life in there, make it count.
Also try out f.lux, a free program that turns your displays warmer colors at night, this reduces eye strain and helps your sleep cycle
I've been using a color temperature program F.lux that changes the tone of my screen(s) over the course of the day which purports to help with sleep by modeling appropriately colored light.
Is this hogwash? It does seem to work for me, but I've been thinking placebo effect. How does light affect sleep?
Everyone saying "or just use the fucking off switch" don't know what the fuck you're talking about.
This isn't so you can sleep with the TV on.
The product exists because there has been scientific research showing that the blue light may delay your ability to fall asleep for a period of time AFTER use.
For example, if you stay up late working on a paper on your pc or go to bed immediately after watching a late-night movie, you may find yourself unable to fall asleep easily once you go to bed.
An entire list of links to relevant studies can be found here:
I got a smart house switch and have all my lights start turning off about 30 minutes before bed time.
Get the app Twilight on your phone so your screen dims. This'll make your brain stay relaxed if you need to check your phone before bed.
Get f.lux on your computer to make the colors warmer as the night goes on.
There's a good book called Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker that's an excellent read. If you don't have the time watch this podcast instead. There's a lot of tips and cheat codes to trick your body into sleep.
If you want to ease your eyes a little in the evening and don't mind not having all the colors, try out F.lux.
It takes away the blue/white colors of your screen in evening. It's much more comfortable for the eyes this way.
Would seriously recommending a program called f.lux for the tablet, and a similar program called twilight on smartphones. They allow you to filter out the blue light and make the hue more redy/yellow. I work long nights on computers and these have both helped me immensely
Edit: links for the lazy
F.lux - justgetflux.com
Twilight app - http://twilight.urbandroid.org
Add F.lux to that list.
Ever notice how people texting at night have that eerie blue glow? Or wake up ready to write down the Next Great Idea, and get blinded by your computer screen? During the day, computer screens look good—they're designed to look like the sun. But, at 9PM, 10PM, or 3AM, you probably shouldn't be looking at the sun. f.lux
f.lux fixes this: it makes the color of your computer's display adapt to the time of day, warm at night and like sunlight during the day. It's even possible that you're staying up too late because of your computer. You could use f.lux because it makes you sleep better, or you could just use it just because it makes your computer look better.
I feel like this is a good time to link to f.lux - a free Win/Mac/Linux program which will change the colour temperature of your monitor according to your location and the day cycle.
It's pretty amazing, and gradual so you won't necessarily notice (unless you turn it off and burn out your eyes).
Edit: f.lux is great if you are in front of the screen for a long period of time but Not good for graphic designers due to how it messes with the screen colors... Shout out to i_eat_raw_broccoli !
Flux is the best for helping with this.
messes with colors a bit but I promise you once you have it tuned you will notice better sleep, especially if you're like me and go straight from screens to bed.
Personally, flux has really changed my life. I look at computer screens all day and night for work and play and I used to get insane headaches after awhile. After introducing flux about 2 years ago, I've not had a screen-related headache since.
Maybe that's just me, but there is definitely a population where the blue light causes serious problems.
EDIT: Link to Flux's website and how to download: https://justgetflux.com/
f.lux helps greatly!
There are also tinted glasses to help with monitor strain. Haven't used myself for any real length of time so can't actually recommend, but it may be worth looking into.
Beyond that, make sure that you are getting regular breaks from your screen! At least once/hour, just get up and walk around the office a bit. Grab some water, stretch your legs, and rest your eyes. Just 5 minutes every hour will do wonders!
f.lux has been available for jailbroken phones for a while. It's just a shame iOS is so restrictive that we have to wait for Apple to add these features themselves...
I use F.lux. I'd buy Gunnars but I use glasses so they aren't an option. F.lux is also free.
Also setting your constrast to low and putting up proper lighting helps. Also making sure all your IDEs have dark themes. There are add ons for browswers that turn background colors to dark etc.
Just a few, since most of what I would recommend has already been said:
If you're staring at a screen all day, and suffer from eye strain, check out f.lux. It will adjust the temperature of your display similar to expensive eye-strain reducing glasses.
If your work only provides a basic keyboard/mouse, request one that's more comfortable. Or, bring in your own - just make sure they're aware you own it in case you later leave.
Learn keyboard shortcuts - they'll save you time and become useful in the future (Alt + Tab, Alt + Esc, Ctrl+ Shift + Esc, and Ctrl + Esc, especially.)
Many of us in the programming community use f.lux on our computers. It's free and automatically turns off "blue light" which is apparently the stuff that messes with your circadian rhythm (keeps you awake late at night).
This might help:
Edit: Since this is my most prominent post, I'll take the time to expand it a bit:
Flux is a program for Windows, Linux, Mac, that alters the colour of your screen to resemble natural illumination.
During the day you get your known bluish bright display, but the later it gets, the redder it becomes. (customisable)
This is supposed to help people with their day rhythm and reduce strain on the eyes.
Hit their page for a better explanation including science.
f.lux basically dims your screen and red-shifts it at nighttime. It really eases the eyes and apparently it lets you sleep better because your eyes don't think its daytime anymore due to the red shift. It takes some time to get into, but after a while, its almost unnoticeable.
Gunnar glasses are extremely useful. Maybe not specifically for call of duty, but they help reduce eye strain non the less. This is the same reason f.lux is so popular.
There are a lot of things that this could be -- off the top of my head, here are potential explanations:
So now instead of downloading it directly from the developer, people will be downloading it from third party rehosts or torrent sites.
If you use a laptop / desktop, download f.lux.
It takes a little bit to get used to, but once you do, you won't be able to turn it off. Screens can be super bright at night time.
Attention my fellow eye-strained! If you find yourself staring at a bright screen for huge amounts of time in a dark room, ask your local witch doctor if f.lux may be right for you.
It may seem weird at first, but you won't notice it after a while. Your eyes definitely will feel less strained in the long run.
This is all you need installed on your PC https://justgetflux.com/ Apart from that, try and reduce use of your phone late in bed if you do. If you feel you have no choice, just try installing any app searched under 'flux' to get similar type apps, whatever appstore it is, Google Play or iTunes.
I also find that reading spreadsheets or just any bright white pages essay writing, or even coding can be specifically detrimental and accelerates the issue. Why? That is because your screen is at it's brightest and your eye needs to remain open for even longer than other visual tasks. Best solution for that is to also turn your PC to high contrast mode temporarily just while you are dealing with the white page reading issue. Even browsers have extensions to give you a one-click switch to deal with it https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/high-contrast/djcfdncoelnlbldjfhinnjlhdjlikmph?hl=en
A lot of developer IDE applications also have a 'dark' theme setting to help.
f.lux is an essential for me. It automatically tunes down the contrast of your monitor at night, making it easier on your eyes. It generally doesn't impact games, but it's fantastic for late night browsing. You'll want to disable it when working with any graphics programs due to how it changes your color balance, though.
there is software like f.lux and redshift to adjust the colour temperature of your screen based on the time of day. Subjectively, I find it's somewhat effective at reducing eyestrain, not sure if it's effective at improving sleep or anything though.
Flux is a small program that will apply a filter on your display based on the time of day and make the colors warmer. This is helpful at night (when your display isn't competing with any other light source) and makes your screen much more comfortable to look at.
tl;dr -- Gunnars for your monitor. And it's free.
You can read more here https://justgetflux.com/research.html
exposure to excessive light at night, including extended use of various electronic media, can disrupt sleep or exacerbate sleep disorders, especially in children and adolescents. This effect can be minimized by using dim red lighting in the nighttime bedroom environment.
Blue Light Affects Sleep (and here's why)
We know that night-time exposure to blue light makes people more alert and also affects their circadian timing.
The science that explains these new systems has accelerated over the last 20 years, with the discovery of a new photopigment in the eye, called Melanopsin, in 1998. Many are familiar with the "rods and cones" that provide our visual capabilities, but the retinal ganglion cells containing melanopsin are sensitive to a wide range of "blue-green" frequencies around 480nm.
A wide range of lights appear to be able to stimulate the circadian system in humans, and so while we refer to "blue light" in order to distinguish it from the light our visual system sees, it includes lights that appear green, blue, cyan, and even orange.
f.lux - "Ever notice how people texting at night have that eerie blue glow?
Or wake up ready to write down the Next Great Idea, and get blinded by your computer screen?
During the day, computer screens look good—they're designed to look like the sun. But, at 9PM, 10PM, or 3AM, you probably shouldn't be looking at the sun.
f.lux fixes this: it makes the color of your computer's display adapt to the time of day, warm at night and like sunlight during the day.
It's even possible that you're staying up too late because of your computer. You could use f.lux because it makes you sleep better, or you could just use it just because it makes your computer look better."
I swear this is why I don't need glasses yet. This is also available for android and is one of my most useful I use and most recommended programs.
Also try out f.lux if you use the pc before bed. It automatically adjusts the color temperature of your monitor throughout the day resulting in less eye strain and less bright 'blue' light right before bed.
Hängst Abends viel am Rechner? Probier mal f.lux aus. Nimmt langsam und stetig über den Abend den Blauanteil aus dem Bild, was dein Hirn verarschen soll (bzw der claim lautet, der Monitor verarsche ohne diese Manipulation dein Hirn und täusche dir Produktivzeit vor).
Generell: Vermeide Abends den Kram der stressig ist, auch positiven Stress. Sprich keine Runde PVP in deinem Lieblingsspiel, keine Serie die von absoluter Aufmerksamkeit oder minütlichen Explosionen lebt. Keine halbstündige Diskussion mit deinem politischen Gegner auf reddit. Vermeide super fettiges Essen, alles was schwer im Magen liegt.
Anyone interested in or already using this should also consider using programs like flux for PC. It changes the color of your monitor in turn with the sunset/sunrise so you're not staring into a bright screen before bed. There's similar apps for Android, but I don't know if you can get one for iOS without jailbreaking.
Still missing something...
Flux. Great for nighttime use since it changes the color temperature of the screen from blue to red so it doesn't disturb your ability to go to sleep. Also has a setting that will automatically toggle the dark mode for night time and switches back to the light mode for daytime.
edit: added links
It probably won't damage her eyes, maybe some strain. It will make it harder for her to go to sleep and the quality of said sleep won't be as good.
Obligatory plug for f.lux
The f.lux website links to some reading material:
I work late at night often, and before using f.lux I'd get really bad headaches and take an hour or more to fall asleep.
Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder
Edit: I think it's really funny that when I went to bed this was at 2 upvotes and when I woke up it was at 33 upvotes.
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I'm a developer, but I have the same issue of staring at a screen for upwards of 12 hours a day. I cannot recommend f.lux enough; without it, I get headaches within five minutes. It sets the temperature of your screen, basically, so it's not so glaringly blue.
Mine's configured to 4600K in daytime, falling to like 3400K at night, which is a deep orange. I fully believe that without f.lux, I wouldn't be able to work the shifts I do, so it should help you out.
Do you wear glasses? get better ones, without those scratches, and aren't bent.
Do you drink atleast 2 glasses of water a day? You are probably always slightly dehydrated. Drink more water.
Do you drink caffeine heavily in the morning but not in the afternoon?
its caffeine withdrawal, you should wean your dependence.
Do you work on a computer monitor all day? install flux.
Do you have good posture? Clench your jaw? Tension in your clenched jaw or hunched shoulders puts strain on you. stretch, reset, and try again.
Do you sleep at least six hours a night? If not, you should get more sleep its also wearing on you.
TLDR - Drink more water, drink less caffeine, don't get eye strain, and don't clench and slouch!
F.lux is great, I always install it on my Windows machines. If you're using Linux on the desktop(/laptop) though, Redshift is what you want. http://jonls.dk/redshift/
I actually prefer redshift to F.lux now, I find it does a better job at reducing blue light and making the display easier on the eyes. However, it's experimental on Windows and I haven't tried it.
Windows 10 has a night mode wich is okay. Personally I use F.lux to reduce blue light and it's great. As the other guy said open your lights or maybe point some lights above and behind your monitors. Don't play in total dark it sucks for your eyes
You, my friend, need to download a program called f.lux (you can download it at justgetflux.com). I used to have your exact problem, but now thanks to that program I can fall asleep in 20 minutes rather than 2 hours.
You see, computer screens apparently throw off your circadian rhythm, by which I mean that they trick your body into thinking it's noon when it's 11 at night. Flux prevents that by automatically reducing your screen brightness and reduces the proportion of blue light relative to other wavelengths when the sun sets. The colors on your screen might look a little weird (less blue) after sundown, but that is a small price to pay for the luxury of getting to sleep.
Meditate for 20 minutes twice a day.
Exercise for 30+ minutes every day.
Read (no screens) before sleep.
Hang out with friends.
OTC Melatonin can be helpful in the short term, but I recommend 0.25-0.5mg.
You DO have the time. Cultivating these habits is immensely more important than M1 grades.
If you don't see improvement after a month or two, consider meeting with a psychiatrist.
Good luck. You WILL get through this; it's just a matter of time.
Try installing f.lux, especially if you play in the dark.
... but don't play in the dark. Seriously.
Stay farther away from your monitor
Try and take 'eye breaks' every hour or so, looking away from your screen and focusing on distant objects for ~30s.
When you first install it, the transition will be really abrupt, but when you are running it normally it gracefully tunes out all blue light in time with your local sunset over a period of time.
If you have iphone go to settings > display & brightness and turn on "night shift" and set the hours
It's like apple's version of f.lux for pc https://justgetflux.com/
Even windows 10 added their own version of f.lux 2 patches back.
What these do is basically shifts the color (not the brightness) so it's less scorching on your eyes during night time. It also makes it easier to sleep.
A couple specific hacks that have helped me in different areas:
Have a source of water within reach, as much as possible, at all times. It's very easy to slip into dehydration, which is a huge drag biologically, if you have to work to fetch more water. So make it a habit to have a glass or bottle with you wherever you go. (As a bonus, dehydration is usually interpreted as hunger, so you'll end up binge eating less.)
Turn off screens, if possible, 1 hour before going to sleep. Use flux in the evening. Get shade curtains for your bedroom window if light wakes you up.
Lean forward on your knees when you poop. This is a more natural position and prevents strain and injuries.
F.lux - it reduces the harshness of a bright monitor at night, removing some of the blue light. You can set it to auto adjust slowly based on time of day, and you won't notice just how amazing it is until you disable it. Can help you sleep better at night too.
Obligatory mention of f.lux. I stare at my screen all day (and night), it's really allowed me to feel sleepy when I should be sleeping. There are also similar apps for mobile devices. Highly recommended.
Flux caused it, doesn't happen with the new native "night shift". If you choose the max setting, though, it does warm that "some pictures may be affected".
IIRC, the blocking is caused by how display profiles and video are handled by GPU. There's an extension for Chrome and Safari to fix it in those apps https://justgetflux.com/faq.html
Distributing apps for sideloading is something Apple prohibits and can terminate a dev account for. Same thing came up with f.lux for iOS.
Edit: I'm not saying you can't do it, nor can it be spun off into open source, but just that Apple is certainly not a fan of it since they say it violates TOS. A direct developer link to the software risks losing their dev account, dev fees, and other apps on the store, if they have any.
If a "completely separate developer" went and uploaded a "similar" program, the original dev would likely be okay.
Use f.lux if you can on your workstation and depending on how far your monitor sits from you, you could get a pair of reading glasses. My optometrist recommended ones with +1 to +1.25 he wasn't sure if the yellow tint would help much with the monitors as well. They will be cheaper than gunners and will actually serve a bit more of a purpose (also wont make you look like "complete fucking tool). Also try the 20-20-20 trick if possible.
I really need:
What I like:
I probably forgot a lot already, but thoose are tweaks wich instantly comes into my mind.
This is really good to take the blue light out of your computer screen as the sun goes down. If you're working on something that's color sensitive it's not good but if you're just typing a paper or something like that it's great. You can also disable it until sunrise if you want it to stay off while you're watching a movie or show.
Something else that helps is f.lux, which changes the color temperature of your monitors based on the time of day. So as it gets darker outside, your colors get warmer and it's not as harsh on the eyes. Available on Windows and Mac.
Please just share the original link instead of this video with an adfly link.. That channel's only purpose seems to be to get people to go through adfly links for things they can google..
If you don't really feel like going camping I have to say that I bought myself a pair of blueblockers and used them frequently and they work wonderfully to reset your sleeping clock there's also a software that can do the same for your computer screen but that does not include your exposure to other sources of lights at your place.
I use a combination of flux and the decreased productivity extension to adjust screen colors to my liking. I'm sure there are other quality options out there, but these work well enough for me.
well f.lux doesn't just make the screen brightness lower, but it also tints the screen red (to filter out the blue light specifically) to help promote better sleep. https://justgetflux.com/research.html
I use it on all my computers, have a different programme to do similar to f.lux on my phone & tablet, aaaaaaaand have a profile set up on the TV to tint the screen red as well. very nice.
I also cannot recommend F.Lux enough for those of you on the computer frequently It's free, extremely simple, and extremely beneficial in reducing strain on your eyesight which can lead to various other issues (sleeplessness, headaches, ect.)
Edit: a word
To add to the low brightness setting recommendation, I can recommend f.lux. Once you get adjusted to the temperature change it provides. This can help so much. One of the gals I worked with got terrible headaches from the blue light, by changing the temperature of their monitors they were able to reduce the headaches.
Why bother with sunglasses? Just use flux, then you can use the computer at night and still look like a normal person.
Also the article you linked talks about adverse effects of internet addictions, nothing to do with the screen itself.
Before you drop money on glasses with a yellow tint try out f.lux.
Gaming glasses are designed to filter out blue light, something that you can do just by changing the colours your screen is showing you.
This has never really been an issue for me but I have seen people praise this program before, it is called Flux. From what I have heard it keeps track of the time of day by your internal clock or something and auto adjusts the brightness of your monitor so that it is easier on the eyes. Just wanted to let you know about it in case it could help you.
I would make sure the usual suspects are taken care of:
You can control them with an app/voice control/built-in schedulers.
I have them setup to simulate daylight for when my alarm goes off. I can just say "computer turn off lights" in my room and they're off. At sunset they basically mirror the functionality of f.lux which has helped my sleeping quite a bit.
And then there's of course party mode. I wrote some python to pick up on my mpd's audio out and change colors according to what it thinks the bpm is, etc
It's fairly frivolous, but I really enjoy the atmosphere.
Flux is essential. It dims your screen as the sun sets. It helps reduce eye strain and helps you sleep better. This is one of the first things I install on every new Mac.
If she's afraid of the EM field triggering your migraines, then no, there's isn't any evidence of that. If she's worried about staring at screens, then yes, that can be a legit worry. Fluorescent lights and computer screens are pretty common as direct triggers, and can also disrupt your circadian rhythms, put you off your sleep cycle, and make you more susceptible that way. You might try downloading f.lux onto your computer. It red-shifts the light from your screen based on the time of day, and makes it much easier on your eyes at night. Hope that helps.
You could always lower the brightness, or get one of the numerous apps out there that adjust the brightness of your phone based on the time of day(like f.lux but for phones)
I can definitely speak for the efficiency of the program "f.lux"! I used to work on a computer all day long, and by the end of the ten hour shifts my head was absolutely killing me from the brightness. I found that by removing the blue light, it really helped reduce eye strain, subsequently making me feel more at ease during the day.
I have been using the program for years and I still turn it every day, almost always using it around dusk. I game on it as well. While the lowest setting, 'ember' (1200k), may be difficult to play Overwatch on, anything a tad higher would be fine. It's a really nice program and I have nothing but positive sentiments to report. I think that this would be a sufficient avenue to pursue to help minimize the symptoms that lead to OP's migraines.
Anyone interested can check out the website and download it here.
These aren't new apps, but they sure are helpful! Here's my 4 cents on this:
Yeah you can do tons with it. (Last year Reddit's april fools was a button thing and some guy made his light change based on what was happening with the button at the time.) I would be surprised if the app didn't come with a way to do lighting based on time.
But even if it doesn't it looks like f.lux supports it already: https://justgetflux.com/news/pages/bigupdate/
> 10: A simple schedule for Philips Hue, so you can f.lux your house
she should get a monitor arm, so she can move the screen toward her face, instead of leaning forward and hurting her neck.
To remedy her headache she should install f.lux to make the white-balance warmer (make the screen less blue tinted and more yellow tinted).
I don't know about research, but there is a piece of software called f.lux that warms the colours on your screen and makes them less aggravating. It may feel weird at first, but in my opinion it is a great improvement.
The best trick I know of is the 20/20/20 rule. Every 20 minutes, look about 20 feet (5 or 6m) for 20 seconds. After I had Lasik done, the ophthalmologist mentioned it to me, and it's like a stretch for your eyes.
A program like f.lux to reduce blue light from your monitor might also help.
Correct, or you could use f.lux which adapts automatically according to where you live and the time of the day. It helps a lot for those that have problems with eye strains, dry eyes (and other eye related problems) or for those that have trouble falling asleep.
When you enable it during night cycle and everything turns orange instantly, it feels quite jarring. But your eyes naturally adapt to the changed white-balance and you won't notice it nearly as much after a while.
FWIW I prefer SunsetScreen, because it has more options.
You probably know all this, but sometimes it helps to hear it from someone else.
Buy veggies. Chop them up and put in containers in the fridge. I've vastly increased the amount of veg I eat when it's so simple to grab a handful or two and add on a plate.
You get 4 cheat meals per week to "spend" on fast food etc. No sodas.
Choose your workout days and your rest days, then stick to them.
Sleep properly. Set up redfilter on all screens, e.g. https://justgetflux.com/.
Drink plenty of water.
And lastly, give yourself a break. It's been a really harsh year, it's okay to stumble. Now you can start on the journey back.
For what its worth, have you looked into F.lux to help with pre-bed screentime? I have my devices set to transition to red over an hour starting at 6pm, and its made a huge difference for me.
Not for a mobile device, but I've been using f.lux for about a year now and it's amazing! It reduced the amount of bluelight in your LCD monitors so the image of a monitor doesn't get burned into your retinas when you're trying to sleep. It gives your screen a yellow tint and it's quite noticeable at first but after a week you can't even see it.
Kannattaisi ehkä myös kysyä käyttääkö vastaaja mitään f.luxin kaltaista softaa.
Liekö sitten täysin placeboa, mutta ainakin omalla kohdalla on auttanut selvästi. Koneella istumisen jälkeen nukkumaan mennessä ei unta tarvitse odotella läheskään yhtä pitkään kuin ennen.
Es verringert die Lichttemperatur deines Monitors passend zum Sonnenstand (abhängig von deinen Geokoordinaten) - Tagsüber ist dein Monitor "taghell", abends wird er rötlicher, nachts ist er dunkel (aber immer noch hell genug daß man damit arbeiten kann).
Netter Nebeneffekt: schaltet man nachts den Rechner an, wird man nicht sofort von der Flutlichtanlage auf dem Schreibtisch geblendet.
It won't fix the colors too much, but you might want to look up f.lux anyway. It helps with the brightness at night by tinting the screen. It's free, and you barely notice it (until you turn it off and realize the difference)
As someone who's struggled with sleep my entire life, I cannot help but view you as some kind of deity right now. That said, you're clearly not in existence to cater to my questions, so I'll try and keep this simple. If you choose not to respond, or wish to cherry pick questions that have quick answers, I completely understand why, and thank you for the time you put into the original post.
Are there any actual problems with being a night person? Is it unhealthy in any way?
Does abusing REM cycles to try and obtain more restful sleep actually work? If yes, does sleeping for periods of time multiplied by 1.5 hours usually do it?
Is it actually possible to train your body to require less sleep?
Are programs like f.lux actually helpful to maintaining a better sleep schedule? The discoloration kind of annoyed me, so I never gave it a fair chance.
Would you or any of your colleagues be interested in doing an AMA? I'm sure a lot of Reddit could use it.
Again, thanks for as much or as little if your time as you're willing to give me.
>Consider wearing a pair of blue light blocking glasses, starting 2 hours before bedtime.
Also, check out the utility called "f.lux" which automatically shifts the color temperature of your screen based on the sun's position in the sky. Even if it doesn't help normalize your circadian rhythm as it's claimed to do, the lower color temperature is easier on tired eyes at the end of the day.
>When is the Android version coming out?
>We have a version internally (it looks beautiful!) but it requires a very complicated installation process. We are working to simplify this and ship f.lux to the Android OS as soon as possible.
Bright, sharp light such as a computer screen will do that, it has been known to affect people psychologically by tricking the brain into thinking it's closer to daytime than to nighttime. If you notice it's actually causing any kind of problem, I recommend downloading f.lux. It's a program that softens the glow of your screen based on time, so that at night your computer is a much softer, yellow glow instead of the painfully sharp white. It won't affect full screen programs (like games) and you can alter the light level it changes your screen to.
I highly recommend using it.
It's a bit of software that changes your screen color and brightness based on the time of day. For some reason screenshots of FTL capture the f.lux overlay as well as the game, which is why so many images on here have a sepia tint.