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Forum topic by TopamaxSurvivor posted 12-24-2014 04:38 AM 978 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-24-2014 04:38 AM

Topic tags/keywords: good sleep promotes safety power tools melatonin amber sunglasses

Since a good night’s sleep promotes safety in the shop, especially using power tools, I thought this was probably the best place to post this newly discovered tip.

Wearing amber sunglasses for 30 minutes to an hour before you go to bed if you are watching TV, on the computer or reading from an electronic device will increase your sleep. It works because the amber blocks the blue light that suppresses melatonin.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence


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#1 posted 12-24-2014 05:00 AM

something new everyday
thanks bob

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#2 posted 12-24-2014 05:36 AM

Bono’s known that for years. :)

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#3 posted 12-24-2014 06:57 AM

U R welcome David.

John, Why did he keep it a secret? ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 12-24-2014 09:14 AM

He also wears blue glasses when he needs to stay awake for a late gig.

Little-known fact. 8-)

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#5 posted 12-24-2014 09:57 AM



Bono s known that for years. :)

- johnhutchinson

Must be why his music puts me to sleep. :)

-- Eric - Black Hawk, Colorado

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#6 posted 12-24-2014 12:05 PM

Thanks for posting this Bob. I always appreciate any post that promotes shop safety. After my tablesaw accident in 2012, I wondered if fatigue played a factor. I have sleep apnea but do not use my breathing device. Some days I feel more fatigued than others and again, I wonder if that was the case in 2012.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#7 posted 12-24-2014 12:05 PM

Thanks for posting this Bob. I always appreciate any post that promotes shop safety. After my tablesaw accident in 2012, I wondered if fatigue played a factor. I have sleep apnea but do not use my breathing device. Some days I feel more fatigued than others and again, I wonder if that was the case in 2012.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#8 posted 12-24-2014 02:34 PM

Might as well keep this going.

That must be where Elton John gets his energy. 8-)

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#9 posted 12-24-2014 02:43 PM

Thnx for that tip Bob. I surely didn’t know that. Makes perfect sense tho.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#10 posted 12-26-2014 03:26 AM

Thanks Bob!

I spend a lot of time on the Computer and I just started getting off of here an hour or so before bed time. It helped, but now I know the reason why I needed to get off of here!

Off to the store tomorrow to get a pair. For sure!

Rick

-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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#11 posted 01-04-2015 02:51 PM

That’s a great tip Bob, thanks.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#12 posted 01-05-2015 02:55 AM

You are all welcome!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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