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Blue Light Damage

Many people are starting to connect the dots between blue light and eye damage. A color in the visible light spectrum, blue light appears in two ways: naturally in sunlight, and unnaturally in technological devices ranging from lightbulbs to cell phones.  Protecting your eyes from too much exposure to blue light isn’t as simple as avoiding it, because we need blue light to run our body’s master clock and, consequently, every other physiological program.  The key to preventing eye damage lies in allowing natural blue light while blocking or avoiding unnatural blue light, which was introduced to humans less than a century and a half ago.  Why Unnatural Blue Light Is Damaging In your mind, picture a high-speed video of...

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Blue Light & Sleep

If you’ve struggled with sleep long enough, you’ve probably uttered the words “I’ve tried everything and nothing works.”  In comes the conversation about blue light and sleep. Could it be possible that the one thing you haven’t tried - blocking the light from technology that suppresses melatonin - is all you ever needed?  Blockling blue light to sleep better might sound unbelievably simple, especially if frustration has set in from a chronic struggle to fall asleep, and it is. The great news is that there are several ways to block it effectively.      The only question that remains is, how does blue light really affect sleep?  Blue Light and No Sleep  To better understand the effect of blue light on sleep,...

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