Two new tricks to help you get to sleep at night and wake up in the morning, courtesy of the February 2008 issue of In Style Magazine. To help fall asleep, turn on a few yellow bulbs, which block out the blue rays that interfere with your body's own production of melatonin. It's not a totally crazy idea, but backed by scientific study and recommendation.
Perhaps switching out your bedroom's overhead light will help in the few hours before you go to sleep, over a few days time, regulate your body's natural rhythm. And it even qualifies as a greener option, because there are yellow CFLs available.
Conversely, to help you wake in the morning, set your bedside light with a timer so that it turns on 5 minutes before your alarm goes off. We've got suggestions after the jump.
In Style recommends the Sylvania 15 Amp Digital lamp timer for $13 from Amazon, but it doesn't seem to still be available. Two other options include the Intermatic Digital Table top Lamp and Appliance Timer for $14 and, if you're feeling handy, the flush-mount (replaces your wall switch) Intermatic programmable timer for $18.
-Yellow bulb pic from 1000bulbs.com.