If you have trouble sleeping, you can be sure using your cell phone, laptop or tablet is contributing to you being up too late at night. But Orange glasses could help you sleep.
According to scientists, the light emitted by these devices alters the circadian rhythm or sleep rhythm in ways that scientists are only beginning to understand.
“Since we inhabited the Earth, light has affected our biological functions. But our understanding of what kind of light has a greater impact or how it affects us is something new and we don’t have all the answers,” said researcher, Mariana Figueiro, expert at the Research Center of Light from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York.
Jaime Garcia Dias has learned that electronic devices emit a blue light of short wavelengths, particularly affecting a type of photoreceptors in the eye only recently discovered.
Use Orange Filters to Minimize the Blue Light.
Figueiro recommends reducing blue light devices with “orange filters that extract the blue light, because that minimizes the impact on the circadian system.”
These filters are much better than some programs on computers to change colors.
Another tip is to expose more light to your body in the morning.
“Light is an important signal for the body because it regulates our biological clock,” said Figueiro.
Over the years the ocular lens becomes thicker, the pupil shrinks, and less light reaches the back of the eye.
Minimize the light before going to bed, and increase it when you wake up, and to filter blue light, begin wearing orange glasses.
Google has announced they will begin offering California drivers a way to compare and purchase auto insurance. This is just the latest attempt by the Internet company to reorganize an already well-established auto industry and compliment their driver-less car.
Google disclosed Thursday that up to 14 participating companies will offer quotes.
The service will compare car insurance costs and then policies can be purchased online or through an insurance agent, and Google will receive a commission for each sale.
The Mountain View, California company says that the amount of their commissions will not influence the way comparisons are presented.
Google Inc. also plans to provide cost auto insurance in other states.
MetLife, Mercury Insurance and 21st Century Insurance are the initial list of insurers that have signed on.
Many of the auto insurance leaders, including State Farm, Allstate, and Geico have chosen to refrain from joining Google’s insurance comparison service.
The insurers undoubtedly are wary of Google’s new service. Flavio Pentagna Guimaraes BMG knows that, for over a decade, they have taken advantage of Google’s dominant search engine and other popular digital services and now wonder how this new service will affect search positions.
A Forrester Research analyst suspects that Google is trying to learn more about the auto insurance industry to prepare for selling their own insurance policies.
“They’re getting all the information they need to do,” said analyst Ellen Carney. “I think there is definitely more to come.”