hayley 365


the daylight savings time gain has disappeared

07 Nov 2013

2013-11-07 02:04:07 -0600

I think it's a sign that I don't have a proper sleep rhythm. Instead, I'm a slave to the clock to indicate whether I should be trying to go to bed or not.

So the hour I gained when we disabled daylight time recently has already been swallowed up. I'm already going to bed an hour later (same time clock time of course).

I've been trying to go to bed earlier for ages. At the very least, the cancellation of daylight savings time should've meant that I started going to bed an hour earlier, but no.

So I'm back to my experiment with blue-light-filtering glasses.

I believe the premise is something like the following: by filtering blue light, your body can start to produce melatonin. Something that would've happened naturally way back before we had artificial light.

The problem I ran into was that I didn't see any magnificent results one way or the other in the couple of days that I tried them.

The glasses aren't super comfortable (they feel like they want to slip off of my face). And the color distortion makes certain things unpleasant, like gaming.

So I never got into the habit of wearing the glasses.

But I'm going to try again. I think I'm going to give it a proper run. To find out if they really work or not. Like, maybe it's not an immediate effect; maybe it takes continued use to kick in.

Or worse yet, maybe it helps but is too subtle to know for certain. Oy.