dminder App Review
Review of the dminder app for Apple, with alternatives to dminder
Living a more circadian-effective life involves more sunshine. Increasing sun exposure can cause problems–but you can avoid them if you are smart and careful1. One tool I like for this purpose is the app dminder. In today's post, I'll review dminder for iphone/ipad. I will also give some rules of thumb in case you can't/won't use it.
First, if you are new to my publication and circadian rhythms, I recommend some nighttime changes before increasing sunlight. The nighttime changes are risk-free (unlike sunlight), and can cause immediate positive change. They include:
Dimming the lights to below 10 lux after sunset and for the 2-3 hours before bedtime2
Eating dinner before sunset and fasting the 2-3 hours before bedtime (and fasting until dawn)3
Check out my posts Circadian-Effective Interior Design and Circadian Fasting to learn more about why I think these should come before increased sunlight. Then, come back and learn more about dminder and smart solar exposure.
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