Here are some simple and inexpensive ways to take advantage of technology biohacking:
Dim Your Smartphone
Dim the light on your smartphone prior to going to sleep. A little while ago I discovered that there is a function on my iPhone that actually has a night light on it, which actually turns the blue screen more red. So, just by doing that, it doesn’t excite your brain as much. This way, your brain can actually sleep better.
Block Out LED Lights
Take a piece of black electric tape and try to cover as many LED lights around your house as you can, especially in your room where you sleeping. If you have a blinking light, or if your alarm clock has LED lights, that will affect your circadian rhythms, which is your internal biological clock and it will mess with your sleeping patterns.
Use Incandescent Light Bulbs
I would recommend getting rid of all the LED lights in your house because they disturb your natural circadian rhythms as well. Yes, you may be saving a couple dollars per year, but your brain does not know how to utilize LED light. You are better off using the incandescent light bulbs that you had previously. It is going to cost you a couple dollars more per year, they are not going to last you nearly as long, but they are not going to have deleterious effects on your health.
Get Outside For 20 Minutes Each Day
Most importantly, get outside for at least 20 minutes a day, without sunglasses and without sunblock. Make sure that sunlight is hitting your skin, so you can create vitamin D that is actually functional, that your body is going to be able to utilize.
Dr. Kasprowicz holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Montclair State University and graduated from the New York Chiropractic College with his Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 2001. He is certified in the Graston Technique, Kinesio Tape certified, and fully certified by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners as well as the New Jersey State Board of Chiropractic. Dr Jan Kasprowicz of New Jersey Chiropractic & Sports Recovery can be reached at (917) 748-2902 and is located at 611 U.S. 46 Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07604.