I'm a Quaker, living on a chemical-free farm in rural Virginia, and trying to make sense of the world. I'm passionate about social justice, sustainable living, environmentalism, and promoting world peace. I try to live a life filled with SPICE: simplicity, peace, integrity, community, and equality.
Many of us spend hours in front of a computer monitor. In fact, for a lot of us, the best times for getting personal work done on our computers are first thing in the morning or right before we go to bed. This article in the New York Times tells us we might want to rethink getting on the computer in the hour or so before we go to bed. Seems that studies have shown that the light given off by some electronic devices can interfere with production of melatonin, a chemical that helps induce sleep. Decreased production of this chemical is also linked to a higher risk of diabetes and obesity. To be on the safe side, consider taking a break from electronic devices in the hour before turning in.