Shakespeare says the course of true love never did run smooth. However, that was before cet.org came to the rescue with a step-by-step guide.
This may be the most exciting question you ever ask, and you want to look and feel your best when you ask it. To do that, you need a good night’s sleep.
One way to help yourself get to sleep at a reasonable hour is to minimize your exposure to the blue light that is part of the spectrum within white light.
Blue light can be your best friend. When the sun rises, it is the blue light in the sunshine that wakes you up, energizes you, and gets you ready to go. That’s because when the blue light strikes the retina, the retina sends messages to a part of your brain–the suprachiasmic nucleus, or your inner clock–that acts like a wake-up call.
However, when you want to wind down after a hard day, blue light betrays you. From the glare in the supermarket, to the lighting in your bathroom, blue light tells your brain to be alert even if it is midnight. In fact, blue light at night betrays you twice: it energizes you, and it keeps you from secreting melatonin, a hormone that gradually helps your body slow down, and go to sleep every night.
You can minimize exposure to blue light at the wrong time with “blue blockers,” glasses which filter out blue light. In the evening, these glasses will protect your inner clock from even the harshest light. Your body can then produce melatonin on schedule, and get you ready to sleep naturally. You will then be able to get up the next morning feeling refreshed, and ready to propose to the woman of your dreams.
For best results, limit your exposure to blue light every night. Getting up and going to bed at the same times, even on weekends, will also help.
And remember, when you ask that amazing question, we at cet.org hope you will get a resounding, “Yes!”