Health Tip: Evaluating Bedroom Lighting

Health Tip: Evaluating Bedroom Lighting

Health Tip: Evaluating Bedroom Lighting

Choose the right reading light that won't affect sleep

(HealthDay News) -- The lighting in your bedroom is crucial to helping you get much-needed sleep.

The National Sleep Foundation advises:

  • Opt for a small book light instead of a bedside lamp or overhead light if you want to read while your partner sleeps.
  • Use a bulb in your bedside lamp that is no more than 60 watts. It's bright enough to allow reading without making the room too bright.
  • Use a bulb that filters out blue light, which can interfere with your body's sleep rhythms.
  • Use a lamp shade that covers the entire bulb.
  • Turn off the light when you're ready to sleep, rather than falling asleep with the light on.
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