The honey-colored secret to better sleep
What's your resolution... and have you given up on it yet?
One reason people fail is they set grand goals on January 1 and expect to achieve them by January 2.
So, OF COURSE, plenty of people have already given up!
If you're among them, don't feel too bad. I've got a new resolution, and it's one you can keep.
Get more sleep!
There's not a single lifestyle change that can have a bigger impact on your day-to-day living than more snooze time. You'll be more alert and less cranky... and you'll even enjoy a razor-sharp memory and finely tuned immune system, too.
And you're not going to believe what can help.
A crazy-looking pair of sunglasses can not only help you stand out in any crowd... they'll also help you fall asleep sooner, stay asleep longer, and wake up feeling more refreshed than ever before.
The secret, according to a new study, is in amber lenses.
The honey coloring will take some of the shine out of the world around you, especially certain forms of light coming off all the screens that are around us.
TVs, computer displays, cellphones, and tablet computers all give off too much blue light, which is the same type of light your brain relies on to recognize daytime.
When your eyes are soaking up blue from one of those screens, your brain assumes it's still daytime and doesn't crank out the sleep hormone melatonin.
That's where these wild glasses come in.
They block out the blue, and the new study finds that wearing them before bed can make sure your brain gets the message that it's nighttime, so it flips the switch on your melatonin factory.
In the new study, 14 people with insomnia wore the glasses for two hours before bedtime every night for a week, while a second set of folks wore glasses with clear lenses.
The folks with the amber shades got a full 30 minutes of extra sleep, woke up less often, and felt better in the morning.
That's not just good.
That's practically a miracle!
Not even sleep drugs can promise that big a boost in snooze time, with most of them improving shuteye by an average of about 10 minutes.
That makes the lenses THREE TIMES more effective.
They're also a whole lot safer, and there's no prescription to keep refilling. You can find a decent pair for about $10. Shop around online or ask your eye doctor.