Best Book Light
Clip on Book Light

I have found the best book light is one that is bright enough for me to read without using a lamp but doesn't disturb my husband's sleep.

best clip on book light

One of the best all natural sleep aids for me has been reading with the use of a book light. When I find that my mind is racing and thinking about too many things as I am trying to fall asleep, a good book is a great way to calm and distract my busy mind.

Warm Amber Clip On Book Light 

best book light that uses amber light

While reading a book at night can be relaxing, you don't want the blue light that's emitted from most LED lights to interfere with your melatonin production.

Specially designed warm, amber lights from SomniLight, are similar to candlelight and emit only long wavelength light meaning it's free from blue wavelengths that block your much needed melatonin production that gives you that sleepy feeling. 

This rechargeable book light has two lights each with 2 settings - one click for on, two clicks for brighter, and the third click turns it off.

SomniLight Rechargeable Amber Book Light

Adjustable Amber Lens

This book light uses an amber lens that is blue light blocking to protect your melatonin production.

best book light with blue light blocking amber lens

A rechargeable cord means there are no batteries to replace.  Clip it on your book for nighttime reading to help you fall asleep and stay asleep.

Amber Blue Light Blocking Book Light Clip-On Reading Light by Hooga. Rechargeable Battery. Adjustable Brightness.

Rechargeable with Two Brightness Settings

You can read up to 60 hours in one charge with this rechargeable book light.

Three different settings of brightness with each of them evenly distributing light on both book pages for less eye strain.  Many people prefer the lower setting for night time reading.

The durable clamp and flexible arm (which stays in place) allows you to adjust the light just where you need it. 

LuminoLite Rechargeable 3000K Warm 6 LED Book Light, Easy Clip on Reading Lights for Reading in Bed. 3 Brightness Eye-Care, 2.1 oz Lightweight, up to 60 Hours Reading. Perfect for Bookworms & Kids

Book Reading Light and Melatonin

best book light

If you are like me and like to read before you go to sleep, use a book light instead of a bedside lamp. As the evening progresses you want to start dimming lights so that melatonin production increases.

A bright light next to your bed for reading hinders that from happening. Instead use a clip on book light in a dark bedroom. Even if my husband isn't home I use a book light to read. While it is a considerate thing to use if you have a partner wanting to sleep, it also helps you to unwind.

The darkened bedroom helps me to relax and to shut down even though I am reading.

Blue Light Blocking Glasses

In addition to using a book light I always wear a pair of blue light blocking glasses.  You can pick ones with or without  magnification, but I recommend that you get wrap around ones to prevent blue light from entering the top or sides of your glasses.

The amber lens blocks all blue light coming from your book light or any other light that is coming into the bedroom which means more melatonin which means you will fall asleep faster and for a longer period of time. 

Fashionable Blue Blocking Amber Glasses for Sleep - BioRhythm Safe(TM) - Nighttime Eye Wear - Special Orange Tinted Glasses Help You Sleep and Relax Your Eyes (Amber)

Another key element to reading before bedtime is to choose books that are not full of suspense, violence or other plots that will excite you. Read those types of books during the day.

The purpose of my reading before going to sleep is to help me wind down - not get more wound up. The classics like Jane Eyre, Les Miserable, or Ben Hur are the kind of books that I enjoy but are not too exciting.

Mighty Bright Book Light

I lost my rechargeable book light on a trip and couldn't find the USB cord to charge my other rechargeable book light, so I was resorting to reading with a flashlight at night, which I do not recommend.

best book light

Some battery operated book lights I have used went out in less than a week and replacing the batteries was not only expensive, but very inconvenient.

I was surprised by how much brighter the Mighty Bright book light is compared to my other book lights and I like how it bends with it's really flexible arm.

It has a strong clip that can be placed in the spine of the book or the cover, so you are not moving the light with every page. If you are looking for a really nice bright book light, this one is it. It lights up the whole page for easy night time reading.

Find one at Amazon here:

Mighty Bright NuFlex Rechargeable Book Light, 35 Lumens of Warm Eye-Care Light, 3 Brightness Levels, 24 Hours of Battery Life, Durable, Flexible

Kindle Paperwhite

The backlit screen of a Kindle Paperwhite is easier to read than holding a book and a book light.

Generally I recommend no electronics at bedtime unless you are wearing blue light blocking glasses.

Studies on the impact of e-book readers and sleep, have concluded that the blue light from the screen can interfere with our sleep clock. The bright light seen from any screen is interpreted by the brain as daytime and suppresses the production of melatonin. It also stimulates the brain and can interfere with the amount of time it takes to fall asleep. Either wear blue light blocking glasses or put-on a blue light blocking shield. 

Although, the Kindle Paperwhite has a more dull or flat light and does not have the glare that other colored electronic readers have, it still emits some blue light and can interfere with falling asleep. 

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Reading before bed can be a great way to relax and unwind if you keep the lights down and choose reading material that promotes a sense of well being.  Most sleep experts recommend that you choose fiction or biographies rather than books that are related to work or your profession. 

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