Once you realize that there are a bunch of health consequences connected to artificial light at night, you may be wondering what to do about your own outdoor lighting. First and foremost, consider switching to a lower watt, red-tinted bulb… Read More »DIY Circadian Friendly Outdoor Lighting Projects
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Wondering how much a ‘lux’ is? or how many lux you get from your smartphone? Here is a handy infographic on the topic.
Light in the blue wavelengths sets our circadian rhythm. Great when we get sunshine in the morning, but artificial light at night is messing us up! Basic overview: Blue light (~480nm) hits our retinas and suppresses melatonin production. Prior to… Read More »Is ADHD Caused by Light at Night?
I’ve outlined the harmful effects of blue light at night (from TV, computers, phones, tablets, and CFL/LED bulbs) on adults in previous articles. Quick overview: it increases the risk of depression, anxiety, weight gain, diabetes, and certain cancers. What does… Read More »Light at night may affect kids even more than it does adults.
Optimizing your lighting to be friendly to your circadian rhythm can be fun! Key ideas to keep your home lighting circadian-friendly: Eliminate light in the blue-wavelengths at night. (Check out all the health reasons why to eliminate blue light at… Read More »DIY Circadian-friendly Lighting Projects
It seems so odd – almost counterintuitive – at first. The idea that light could be harmful to our health seems crazy! But there is an abundance of evidence showing that light at night, especially blue light from our phones… Read More »Why is blue light at night a problem?
Everyone knows the afternoon slump… You get back from lunch and jump back into work, revived and sure that you will get the project finished up this afternoon. Then 3:00 rolls around, and you mentally just hit the wall. Can’t… Read More »Hacking the afternoon slump using light.
iPhones have a built in night shift mode that subtly makes your screen a little less blue, a little more yellow at night. But studies show that this is not completely effective as far as the circadian effects of blue… Read More »Shifting Your iPhone to Red at Night
A study that was published in the March 2018 Journal of Epidemiology directly linked dim light at night with an increased risk of depression. Let me repeat – dim light at night was found to increase the risk of depression… Read More »Sleeping in the Dark: Study showing dim light at night increases the risk of depression
While tons of Alzheimer’s research money over the last couple decades has been spent on trying to find drugs to stop the tangled accumulation of beta-amyloid plaque without much success, a new direction of research is looking into the tie… Read More »Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease through Blocking Blue Light At Night