The negative effect of the blue light that emanates from digital electronic devices is well known, yet we still don’t take proper steps to address this issue. Many of us still check smartphones just before bedtime, or watch television until we fall asleep. The fact is the blue light impairs our cognitive abilities, interrupts sleep pattern and have negative effect on our general health. In order to combat this, there are things you should do. Consider installing the app on your devices that will regulate the warmth of light based on the time of the day. During the day, get as much sunlight exposure as possible. Installing warm light bulbs inside the home is also helpful.
- Blue light from tablets, laptops, and smartphones, is wreaking havoc on our health.
- Blue light puts our brains in a constant state of arousal, which disrupts the nighttime winding down process.
- One solution is to wear special glasses at night that block blue light, thereby preventing melatonin suppression.
“In one small study from Japan, exposure to morning blue light actually prevented light-induced melatonin suppression at night.”