Blue Lights Can Be Hazardous To Your Health

BOSTON (CBS) – From our phones and computers to the lights in our homes, we are constantly bombarded with blue light, and nighttime exposure can be hazardous to your health. Edward Takach has trouble falling asleep and staying asleep, so he’s made big changes at home. “It’s just become regular routine,” Takach said. Edward Takach has made changes to his exposure to blue lights. (WBZ-TV) His television, tablet and computer are set up so he sees warmer colors from dusk to dawn. So is the lighting in his home. He is trying to block blue light from electronics and energy efficient light bulbs at night. “It does help me personally, as a sleep patient, feel more ready for sleep and get to sleep a lot easier,” Takach said. Dr. Charles Czeisler of Brigham and Women’s Hospital has been studying blue light for years. He says exposure at night throws off the body’s biological clock and suppresses the release of the sleep hormone melatonin. “We’ve done studies showing that if we read, for example, from an iPad in the few hours before bedtime, that that resets our circadian clock by about an hour and a half later,” Dr. Czeisler explains. Nighttime exposure to blue lights can be hazardous to your health. (WBZ-TV) There’s also evidence that exposure to blue light at night may not just affect sleep. “Shifting our circadian rhythms repeatedly has been associated with an increased risk for various types of canc...
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BOSTON (CBS) – From our phones and computers to the lights in our homes, we are constantly bombarded with blue light, and nighttime exposure can be hazardous to your health. Edward Takach has trouble falling asleep and staying asleep, so he’s made big changes at home. “It’s just become regular routine,” Takach said. Edward Takach has made changes to his exposure to blue lights. (WBZ-TV) His television, tablet and computer are set up so he sees warmer colors from dusk to dawn. So is the lighting in his home. He is trying to block blue light from electronics and energy efficient light bulbs at n...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local blue light Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news
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