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Wednesday, January 13, 2021

My Headaches! Solved!

I’m going on for 1 week now without headaches. I’ve tried a few things to get rid of them in the past: coffee, more coffee, allergy medicine, tea, scents, drinking more water, and power napping.

For now, it seems like the solution is to filter out the blue light from my day. Normally, without the COVID pandemic, I think I’d only be surrounded by 2 monitors. Right now, I am surrounded by 4 monitors, 2 laptop screens, and a tv. Add in 2 cell phones.

Since I tried many other things, I decided to try blue light filtering glasses. On the spectrum, there’s sunlight (which is generally good for you), then there’s the start of blue light then ultraviolet. These lights feed a lot of energy. Due to evolution, our eyes are able to filter out some of the sunlight. New technology has improved but our bodies have not. We’re not built to deal with blue light. I’m going to insert some kind of plug where humans will evolve into another species that is able to filter out blue and ultraviolet light.

With that said, blue light is a source of eye strain…the eye strain leads to headaches…headaches lead to the dark side.

So far so good. I’m enjoying the glasses. One of the problems I see are with people with glasses. I’m not sure if there are prescription glasses with blue light filtering. For about 15 years, I have used tinted/colored lenses for my prescription glasses. Did they help filter blue light? Not as much but they did help with eye strain.

What have you done to get rid of your headaches or reduce eyestrain?

Edel Alonhttp://edelalon.com
Edel-Ryan Alon is a starving musician, failed artist, connoisseur of fine foods, aspiring entrepreneur, husband, father of two, geek by day, cook by night, and an all around great guy.

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