How Blue Light Affects Sleep

From the time we wake up each morning to when we go to bed at night, we may not think much about the light we observe each day. We turn the lights in our homes on and off as we use them, let sunlight into the room on sunny days, and we are constantly exposed…

5 Things To Know Before You Buy Blue Light Blocking Glasses

How much time do you spend thinking about your light consumption? If you’re like most people, the answer is: not enough. Controlling light exposure isn’t something our pre-industrial, pre-digital ancestors had to worry about. But in today’s perpetually lit-up world, it’s important for us all to regulate how we consume light–and the timingof light our…

The latest on blue light and sleep

How to manage blue-light exposure to protect sleep and health When I’m trying to live my best, healthiest life—and most of us are—I pay daily attention to how I’m treating my body. I watch the food I’m eating, and the exercise I’m getting. I pass on that third glass of wine, and set my alarm…

Blue light hazardous to sleep, but helpful to daytime functioning?

We’re continuing to learn more about the stimulating effects of blue wavelength light and its capacity to disrupt sleep. Exposure to artificial light at night is recognized as a hazard to sleep, contributing to rising rates of disrupted and disordered sleep. Different wavelengths of light have been shown to affect human physiology and sleep cycles…

Blocking blue light helps sleep?

The disruptive effects of artificial light on sleep are well documented, and have received an increasing amount of attention in recent years—with good reason. Nighttime exposure to artificial light—which for the great majority of us happens without much thought or awareness—disrupts the body’s circadian rhythm, altering the 24-hour biological clock that controls our sleep-wake cycle. In addition…

Protect Kids’ Sleep and their Eye Health with Blue-light Blocking Glasses (Made Just for Them)

If you’ve got kids (or grandkids), you’re thinking about, worrying about, and trying to manage screen time. Before the Covid-19 pandemic began, research estimated than more than 80% of children were spending three hours or more a day using digital devices. And since the onset of the pandemic, screen time for kids has gone to…

Sleep, Anxiety, And The End Of Daylight Savings Time

Sleep, anxiety and daylight savings. With the beginning and end of daylight savings time (DST) comes sleep anxiety for some. As you likely know (or do now and are scrambling but just realized you have an “extra hour”), daylight savings time ended early this morning, November 3 in the United States, it’s time to fall…

6 Tips to Help You Prepare for Daylight Savings

If you are planning to set yourself up for sleep success the week before and the night of the change back to standard time, check out this article. I also want to answer a question I’m often asked when the time changes: After the time change, I will be waking up in the dark, what…

How Light Affects Sleep Health – The Sunday Sleeper from the Sleep Doctor

Welcome to the Sunday Sleeper, there is some really interesting research coming out about light and sleep as well as some conformational research around menopause and sleep. Grab a wonderful beverage and let’s explore. Light At Night Linked To Increased Depressive Symptoms A recent study published in the March 2018 issue of American Journal of…