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Blue Light and Sleep

The Harm That Light Can Do To Your Sleep

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 07.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

It's time to start thinking about light as a powerful medicine -- capable of providing tremendous benefit when used correctly, but requiring care and education in that use. Like a potent drug, it's absolutely necessary that we stay educated and aware of all of light's possible effects on our brains and our bodies.

The Connection Between Blue Light and Postpartum Depression

Van Winkle's | Posted 06.29.2015 | Parents
Van Winkle's

Some form of postpartum depression (PPD) affects nearly one in four mothers -- roughly 950,000 women. Likely brought on by the hurricane of hormones that moves its way through a woman's body during pregnancy, PPD could also be trigged by major life trauma or some blip in genetic makeup -- any number of factors, really. One that researchers are finding more and more common: blue light.

Reading On A Screen Before Bed Might Be Killing You

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 12.31.2014 | Technology

You've heard that using screens before bedtime can mess with your sleep, but new research suggests the problem is even more serious. Reading from a...

The Sneaky Ways Your iPad Affects Your Health

Posted 08.01.2014 | OWN

Learn more about the stealth power of the electronic blue glow -- and how to use it to your advantage. By Corrie Pikul @media only sc...

Power Off to Plug Into Sleep

Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD | Posted 04.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD

Let's think about other mindful activities that are relaxing to our minds, without using an electronic device. Try one of these mindful activities to connect you to a state of peace before you sleep.

Could These Glasses Help You Sleep?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

I expect we will see a great deal more investigation into the effects of blue wavelength light on sleep and health. But you don't need special goggles or eye lens implants to protect your circadian rhythms and your sleep from the negative effects of artificial light.

How All 5 Senses Can Help You Sleep

Dr. Wei-Shin Lai | Posted 08.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wei-Shin Lai

Your brain is very sensitive to light. Based on light wavelength exposure, the brain's pineal gland will decrease or increase melatonin production. That's what sets your circadian rhythm and influences all normal bodily cycles throughout the day and night.