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September 8, 2016

Is Light Ruining Your Health?

What goes around comes around.  Remember the old blue blockers commercials?  Well, they are back and bigger than ever, but not for all the reasons they were in the 1980’s.

Blue light is everywhere, and when it hits the particles in the air it scatters and gives the sky its blue color.  Your body uses blue light from the sun, or any light, to regulate your natural sleep and wake cycles or your circadian rhythm.   The use of technology today, with all its light emitting, could be wreaking havoc on your health by disrupting your circadian rhythm. 

The catch 22 here is that blue light also helps boost alertness, improve athletic performance, and elevate moods.   Studies are showing that it can have effects similar if not more prominent than those of coffee.   That’s an entire blog in and of itself, but it is worth noting.

Artificial sources of blue light include electronic devices such as cell phones and laptop computers, as well as e...

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