Effects of Blue Light
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Effects of Blue Light

Is using your digital devices at night affecting your health? We are all exposed to unprecedented levels of artificial light, such as fluorescent lighting, LEDs and blue light. These lights are known to interfere with our circadian rhythm, sometimes referred to as our biological clock, which includes our sleep, wake cycles.  As a consequence, poor sleep may result.  Sufficient good quality sleep is essential for our bodies and brains to repair, which is why sleep deprivation is associated with a myriad of health conditions. What’s the deal with blue light? To compound this exposure, we are also now spending an ever increasing amount of time on our digital devices, such as mobile smart phones and laptops. These screens emit light at wavelengths ranging from 400nm to 500nm, known as “blue light”. This light is of particular concern after sundown. A study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology…

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