What is blue light? The effect blue light has on your sleep and more.
Although it is environmentally friendly, blue light can affect your sleep and potentially cause disease. Until the advent of artificial lighting, the sun was the major source of lighting, and people spent their evenings in (relative) darkness. Now, in much of the world, evenings are illuminated, and we take our easy access to all those lumens pretty much for granted.
But we may be paying a price for basking in all that light. At night, light throws the body’s biological clock—the circadian rhythm—out of whack. Sleep suffers. Worse, research shows that it may contribute to the causation of cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and obesity.
There are three simple changes you can make to your sleep environment for sleeping better in 2021 and beyond.
What you can do during the day It may seem silly to think about falling asleep during the day, but if you’re as annoyed by insomnia as I am — not to mention the exhaustion it can cause the next day — it’s worth giving a bit of thought.
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