A Quick Fix For Anyone Who Has TV-Induced Insomnia

Joel Lee 01-12-2015

If you have trouble falling asleep at night, consider whether or not you’re watching TV in the hour or two before you actually try to sleep. We can’t say for sure that the TV is the cause, but there’s a good chance that it is.


Of all the things you should know about electronic screens Fact or Fiction? 6 Myths About Screens and Monitors How many screen-related myths have you heard? Does looking at a screen in the dark hurt your eyes? The truth might surprise you. Read More , the most important is that artificial light interferes with your circadian rhythm, and this interference reduces sleepiness, sleep duration, and sleep quality. Unfortunately, TV light is artificial light.


Here’s the good news: there’s a product called The Drift TV [No Longer Available] that hooks up to your TV and adjusts the screen light so that this interference is minimized. It only filters out the light at night, but if you ever want full color fidelity even at night time, you can always disable it temporarily.

In fact, the Drift TV works with any HDMI source, and you can connect it to multiple devices as long as you have an HDMI switch. After a few days, you should notice a remarkable improvement in your sleep schedule. (Make sure to filter your monitors and mobile devices Sleep Better & Improve Your Health By Changing How You Use Your Computer Computer work must not be hard on your body. Simple changes that only cost you minutes each day can have a great impact. Here are some tools to help you out. Read More , too.)

If you still need more help in falling asleep, check out these sleep-inducing apps and gadgets 10 Ways to Prevent Late Night TV from Ruining Your Sleep Do you regularly fall asleep with the TV on? If you’re having trouble sleeping, finding an alternative way to drift off will improve your sleep habit and your overall health Read More .


Will you be getting a Drift TV? Why or why not? Share with us in the comments!

Image Credit: Boy Watching TV by Vasilyev Alexandr via Shutterstock

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  1. jackfrost
    December 2, 2015 at 1:38 am

    congrats? why comment?

  2. Anonymous
    December 1, 2015 at 1:53 pm

    I will not be purchasing this device. My wife and I watch something on TV in bed each night before going to sleep, and I sleep like a baby. Count me lucky, I suppose.