Install f.lux and sleep better

I’m a hardcore evangelist for a program called f.lux. It adjusts the color temperature of your monitor according to the time of the day. Once the sun sets, the screen starts turning to a warmer color and eventually the bright blue glow turns orange, or deep red (depending on the settings).

Why would you want to mess with your screen settings? Staring a bright screen emitting bright blue light late into the evening messes with your melatonin (a hormone critical to good sleep) secretion and makes it harder to fall asleep / affects the quality of sleep. I just made all of that up but here’s a bunch of science on the subject:

If you aren’t convinced, install the program and run it for 10 minutes in the evening. Then turn it off. It’s like your retinas are on fire. Just try it.