So by now I am sure you’ve all heard its not good to look at your phones at night. But you might not know that any light at night can have significant affects on your health. This includes light from your TV, your tablet, LED street lamps, LED headlights and so on. When you expose yourself to bright artificial light at night it signals to your brain that it is day time, your brain then stops secreting melatonin. Melatonin is our sleep and anti aging hormone that allows our body to repair and replace damaged cells. This repair process is crucial to maintaining a healthy mind and body.
Poor sleep is linked to weight gain, anxiety, depression, diabetes, heart disease and most other health issues. But in this modern day society where we are so dependent on technology it’s a lot to ask to shut off all blue light after sunset.
So after the sunsets if want to watch tv, check your phone or hang out in a brightly lit environment be sure to wear your blue blockers and you will be doing yourself a huge favor.
Protect your eyes, sleep better and be prepared for tomorrows adventures!