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Sleep in complete DARK

sailplane
Just wanted to share that I found sleeping in 100% completely dark helps a lot to sleep better and feel better.
I underestimated this and we only found out on a vacation away from home. When I got back I started to notice the light bothering me while I was sleeping. It's very little amount of light, and it was still doing something.
I read somewhere we open our eyes in our sleep, so if there is light, with eyes open, even a little, it won't be good.
I thought technically, there is moonlight outside, so it should be ok to have some light.
If you're not sleeping good, try to block everything coming from outside and see what happens. If you open your eyes you should see zero light.
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Romana
Me too found out this some years ago I was more fresh and able to work better and more focused the day after.

So always completely dark. As close to 100% dark as possible. Just a tiny bit light destroys.

Use window blenders and eventually facemask that blind completely. I try to remember to use both..

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steve
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I wan to try that but if there is no light coming in in the morning it would be hard for me to wake up or know when to wake up
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Re: Sleep in complete DARK

sailplane
steve wrote
I wan to try that but if there is no light coming in in the morning it would be hard for me to wake up or know when to wake up
put an alarm?..
No other way to do it if you have street lights outside, this works good in the country with no street lights.. you get the morning light plus dark at night.
Or use some sort of a automated motor that can "open" the blinds .. maybe such automated blinds exist..
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Fog Top
Use a battery operated alarm and turn off the electric circuit in your room while you sleep; this plus complete darkness has really helped me to sleep better.


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steve wrote
I wan to try that but if there is no light coming in in the morning it would be hard for me to wake up or know when to wake up
put an alarm?..
No other way to do it if you have street lights outside, this works good in the country with no street lights.. you get the morning light plus dark at night.
Or use some sort of a automated motor that can "open" the blinds .. maybe such automated blinds exist..


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sailplane
Fog Top wrote
Use a battery operated alarm and turn off the electric circuit in your room while you sleep; this plus complete darkness has really helped me to sleep better.

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steve wrote
I wan to try that but if there is no light coming in in the morning it would be hard for me to wake up or know when to wake up
put an alarm?..
No other way to do it if you have street lights outside, this works good in the country with no street lights.. you get the morning light plus dark at night.
Or use some sort of a automated motor that can "open" the blinds .. maybe such automated blinds exist..

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I miss the sun waking me up since I blocked the windows... then I wake up late.
Jack Kruse says to see every sunrise anyway, so an alarm makes sense. He claims if we see every sunrise it will make a big difference.

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Jinna
I guess we need both things: the deep darkness in the night AND the sunlight raising in the morning.

Our brains are tuned into the light rhythm...

The problem are artificial lights in the night, that mimic the day, and it becomes hard to relax and go into deep sleep (when the windows are illuminated with street light or neighbors)...

It's hard to find a practical solution.

Here in my area (countryside in Switzerland), the street lights are turned off automatically exactly at midnight. Fortunately.

So I can sleep with window panes open.

I also have trouble waking up in the dark (like in winter)...

I hope you find a solution (but I wonder which one)....
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steve
I already use a battery powered alarm clock but maybe I can switch to one that has a light on it that slowly increases until wake up time. I would have to plug it in though I could do it on the other side of my room.
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Re: Sleep in complete DARK

Jinna
It sounds a cool alarm clock.

Sad it does not run on batteries though... Maybe if you plug it somewhere far from your bed would be fine?

the only disadvantage (or advantage) is that you'll have to stand up to turn it off when it rings!!
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sailplane
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Jinna wrote
I guess we need both things: the deep darkness in the night AND the sunlight raising in the morning.

Our brains are tuned into the light rhythm...

The problem are artificial lights in the night, that mimic the day, and it becomes hard to relax and go into deep sleep (when the windows are illuminated with street light or neighbors)...

It's hard to find a practical solution.

Here in my area (countryside in Switzerland), the street lights are turned off automatically exactly at midnight. Fortunately.

So I can sleep with window panes open.

I also have trouble waking up in the dark (like in winter)...

I hope you find a solution (but I wonder which one)....
Solution is to move somewhere with no street lights... nothing turns off here,.. then turn on if it gets dark automatically. I haven't been able to get completely dark, it causes worse problems by not waking up.
Moving in a few months,.. I guess I can live with it.
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ED.vs.EMR
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That's great that you guys/gals figured out on your own that "sleeping in total darkness" is best.

 "Natural Hygiene" (NH for short), which I first learned about in the latter 1980's but has been around as a "natural health model" for almost 200 years (History/Timeline: http://tbyil.com/Natural_Hygiene_Chris_Beckett.htm), always taught, among other things, to:

__Sleep in pitch-black darkness because, besides the eyes+brain, the SKIN, the body's largest organ, can also "sense" light.

__NH also taught that if you ever feel tired in the daytime, an "afternoon slump," etc., do not try to "push through it," but to go lie down in a dark room for 15-20 minutes, eyes closed, until the tiredness passes.

__(Where I was working at the time [1980's] had a thickly-carpeted conference room with no windows.  If you shut its door, it was pitch-black dark in there.  So when I would feel too tired, I would go in there, stretch out in a corner on the floor & just rest for 15-20 minutes, haha.  :)  

__NH also taught it's best to sleep in your "birthday suit" for the same SKIN reasons:  Sleep = Detox & skin being the largest "detox organ," we should allow our skin to detox & "breathe freely" without it being confined in pajamas. 

__Another NH sleep advice was:  Loss of sleep can NEVER be recovered or "made up for."  That is, if you do not get adequate sleep EVERY SINGLE NIGHT, the damage is done & sleeping more the next night cannot "make up for" the prior night.  (We may think it does, but maybe it really doesn't deep down at cellular levels(?)

__One long-time NH-ist, Dr. Vivian Virginia Vetrano, who was Dr. Herbert Shelton's assistant for 20+ years (1960's-1980's until his death), who is now in her 90's (Texas USA), recommends 12-hours being up & awake & active, & 12-hours in bed, even if just quietly reading for several hours before sleeping.  (Several misc. links re Vetrano:  http://www.bing.com/search?mid=3001&lc=en-us&h=4msd029m&q=Dr%20Virginia%20Vetrano).

__In the early 1980's, before learning all the above, the little apt. I was renting had too much outside light along the walkway so a friend gave me an "eyes/sleep mask" which I used for years.  But now we know it is not just the eyes that detect light, but the brain & the skin as well.  The whole body is really one giant "Sensory Factory."  :)

__And, of course, as everyone here already knows, the brain senses EMFs the same as if the EMFs were actual LIGHTS.  So get rid of the EMFs (as best as possible) in addition to turning all lights out for sleeping.
__For any newbies, below are notes I saved several years ago about that which might prove helpful.

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EYES BRAIN MWR LIGHT
(Notes last saved 9/28/15)

MICROWAVE RADIATION SAME AS LIGHT EXPOSURE ACCORDING TO YOUR EYES & BRAIN >

PINEAL > MELATONIN > SLEEP:  

These below are internet comments, but they agree totally with what I already learned re "blue" (bright white) light from cancer research at the LowBlueLights.com, site founded by former GE Lighting Engineers:

Quote:
[...]
"How many days can you sleep with the lights on? 
Light and manmade EMF is identical in properties. They both effect the cryptochrome located in the retina and subsequently the pineal gland doesn't produce the correct amount of melatonin
.  Low melatonin levels are associated with cancer patients and autism.  Manmade EMF stimulates a stress response.  How can an immune system become stronger when it is overstimulated?  Calcium ion channels are voltage gated."

[...]
Source:
http://es-forum.com/Project-Loon-LTE-From-Above-td4028220.html

...And...

Comment from:
http://stopsmartmeters.org/frequently-asked-questions/faq-smart-meter-basics/#comment-248358
[...]
"...our brains absorb microwaves.
--...microwaves have an affect on water.
--our brains use electricity at a much lower frequency to function properly.
--Did you know that the pineal gland produces melatonin when it doesn’t sense light? 
--Are you aware that the pineal gland recognizes microwaves as light and stops or decreases melatonin production? 
--Did you know that melatonin is four times more powerful than vitamin C? 
--Did you know that women working night shifts have a higher rate of cancer and lower levels of melatonin?
--There is a reason why we have day and night. We need darkness for production of melatonin
--As we sleep microwaves from the smart meter are absorbed by our brains. This is why people all over America are waking up at the time mass amounts of data are being sent..."

[...]

Same guy continues:
http://stopsmartmeters.org/frequently-asked-questions/faq-smart-meter-basics/#comment-288439
[...]
The pineal gland produces melatonin (the stuff that makes you sleep) when the eye doesn’t sense light waves:
http://www.vivo.colostate.edu/hbooks/pathphys/endocrine/otherendo/pineal.html

Light waves are identical to man-made RF waves.

When light waves or RF waves are absorbed by the eye, melatonin production is stopped and then serotonin is produced. Hence the instant “feel like you drank a pot of coffee feeling”. I’ve noticed that dogs and roosters are being affected.

Smart meters turn the power up to 4 watts for 90 seconds once a day. Sometimes it’s the 3am hour and also have noticed the 4am time period too (I have both a bulky spectrum analyzer and portable density analyzer).  The type of communication used by the smart meter penetrates most everything in your home and is amplified by up to 20db, when absorbed by metal. Every home is composed of different metals. It would be difficult to find identical situations.

Water absorbs energy emitting from the smart meter. This might be why only one person in the bed wakes up. That person may have absorbed the energy that was directed towards the head.

[...]
End Quotes.

/ED
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Electrician's Daughter (ED)
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ED.vs.EMR
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FYI:  There are light boxes &/or slowly-dimming-lights (to mimic Dusk) & slowly-increasing-lights (to mimic Sunrise) out there somewhere which can be purchased.  Some are "globe shaped."

I first heard of those from a neuro doc in the late 1990s (before I was on the Internet).  He suggested them for my "Disrupted Circadian Rhythm" but I never bought one.  They were pricey in those days.

Some people with SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) also use them.

I have not tried searching for what might be out there in the "here & now."  I'm also not sure if they are Full Spectrum or what type of light they use.

My other thought is that "Dimmer Switches" for Lights are known to be the worst for creating "Dirty Electricity."  So, not sure if the "Automatic Dimming/Increasing Lights" specifically built to mimic Sunrise/Dusk also would create "Dirty Electricity"(?)

Lastly, for blocking outside light for those with bedroom windows, by the mid-1990s I learned of a company, Hunter-Douglas, that made excellent "blackout shades" that were not only good-looking but very effective.  
__They are "honeycomb" shaped & inside the "honeycomb" they are covered in a silver-something.
__The outside-facing side was neutral white but the inside-facing side can be any color you want.
__I found a local window-shade company that sold that specific brand/model & the guy came out & measured the bedroom window, then came back with the shade as a perfect fit & installed it.
__IT WORKED GREAT!!, a total blackout in bedroom; loved it!
__It was not cheap but was very worth it.  Maybe they are cheaper these days if there is more competition out there.
__Also, it was not "remote controlled" (I had to raise/lower the shade myself) though they probably do make "remote controlled" &/or "auto-timed" shades these days.  It wouldn't surprise me with IoT & all that.

/ED

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On Jan 2, 2019, at 2:38 PM, "steve [via ES]" <[hidden email]> wrote:

I already use a battery powered alarm clock but maybe I can switch to one that has a light on it that slowly increases until wake up time. I would have to plug it in though I could do it on the other side of my room.

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Electrician's Daughter (ED)
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steve
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There's no ringer, it just gets brighter and brighter and that's supposed to wake you up