I suppose I would find a comfortable chair/recliner and read there.VictoriaF wrote: ↑Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:42 amThis is a common advice but it's not practical. What do you do during the 1.5 hours between finishing your daily activities and falling asleep?Loik098 wrote: ↑Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:19 pmThis is probably part of your problem. One should not use the bed for anything else but sleep (and the other "s").VictoriaF wrote: ↑Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:46 amProblem statement: After reading a book about sleep, I decided to improve the quality of mine by eliminating blue light frequencies for a couple hours before sleep.
Regret: I have purchased two yellow light bulbs for my bedroom. Unfortunately, the bulbs were too dim for me to read in bed.
- TV? Out of the question. I don't have a TV. But even those who have a TV should not watch it before sleep due to the blue light.
- Smartphone? The same problem as with computers and other sources of blue light.
- Dinner? It's not advisable to eat for 2 hours before sleep.
- Walk? Walking in the dark is less enjoyable than during daylight.
- Exercise? Exercising before sleep disturbs sleep.
- Your other "s"? It works some times, but you can't count on it for 1.5 hours every night before sleep.
Changing scenery by getting into a cool, crisp bed with the plan of going to sleep seems to "trigger" my brain to respond and to let me sleep. OTOH, if I'm in bed for 2 hours but stay awake, my body seems to get confused about what it's supposed to be doing.
If I could practice mind control over sleep, I would, but since I cannot, I treat it just like my diet: K.I.S.S., and don't try to confuse the body. Keep the bed as a sanctuary for only sleep.