Android users have nearly four million apps to choose from while Apple fans are at about half of that with two million. Those numbers lead me to believe that these miniaturized programs are here to stay. I've chosen some that are actually useful and will get you in gear for a healthier self.
My issue of late has been getting a good night's sleep. 5 hours in total would be good but I'd prefer more than 7 if possible. Experimentation began a couple of weeks ago with melatonin. Due to other prescriptions I asked a few of my Doctors what they thought and was given the go ahead to give it a try. The effects should be kicking in by the weekend if what I'm reading is true.
As the education increases the dosage comes into question and the concept of micro-dosing seems appropriate as I delve deeper. That's about 1/5 of my current daily amount, although, always being a fan of "less is better" I'm all in. This is a work in progress but you'll know the results as soon as I do.
Sleep is critical and these apps help you to eliminate the circadian cycle disruptions caused by the blue light of our mobile devices and computer screens. It's the blue light which inhibits the release of our natural melatonin and causes much of our restless hours when trying to sleep. Whether android or apple F.lux is one of those set and forget apps that will soon get those rhythms back in sync. Another similar app is called Twilight directed more toward android users. The Iris app also addresses the issue in its own way but is more complicated to set up properly.
Sleep Cycle like many things Apple is very intuitive when combined with your iPhone. If you've been following these TTT posts you might remember I had written about sleep patterns a few weeks ago. Sleep Cycle is able to identify these patterns and gently wake you at the most opportune time. I don't know much about it but the reviews claim it's a great way to start the day.
Lastly, we come upon an interesting app that's a huge time saver for analyzing and eliminating food sensitivity. Does the name Food Sense sound useful? If you've ever had to go to a Doctor to test for allergies, especially food allergies, I think you're going to really like this one. I feel fortunate to not have this ailment although I know several people who do.
Please share any and all of these apps. They are tried & true!
Will be downloading the f.lux app this weekend and ratcheting in the melatonin dose. I'll post the results but I like to let them simmer for about 30 days before sharing. It'll be here!