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Dangers of Blue Light

Have you ever heard of Blue light and the dangers of blue light?

Blue light can shine from both natural and man-made sources, many of which we don’t even realize.

We spend the majority of our time in front of an electronic device, whether it's a cell phone, television, PC or iPad etc. Our work is done at home or in the office via a PC, our children's work is done on a PC and afterwards most people spend almost 80% of their free time on a cell phone.

Let that settle in for a moment. Think of all the time you've spent binge watching Netflix. Could that eight hours of binging be dangerous to your health?

When we think of UV Rays we usually think of the sun. The sun consist of light rays that are red, yellow, orange, green, blue, and violet. Those lights come together to create white light that we perceive as sunlight. Each color carries a different amount of energy with it.

However, the light omitted from tv's, cellphones, and electronic devices are somewhat unnatural.

Small doses of blue light have been found to aid our overall health, whereas too much exposure can lead to diminished eye health, vision and health issues. We are all over exposed!

Blue light has been found to disrupt our circadian rhythm, as our body doesn't know the difference between natural and artificial light. Circadian rhythms are 24-hour cycles that are part of the body’s internal clock, running in the background to carry out essential functions and processes. One of the most important and well-known circadian rhythms is the sleep-wake cycle.

The lack of blue light allows your body to produce melatonin, which aids in achieving a good night's rest.

Blue Light is linked to the following health aliments.

  • Headaches/ migraines

  • Oxidative stress

  • Sleep deprivation

  • Eye Strain

  • Tired eyes

  • Vision issues

  • Loss of focus

  • Retina damage

Some options to combat unhealthy blue light transmission would be to actually limit your screen time.

I know, it's hard but set firm limits for yourself. Another option is to utilize blue light glasses.

Blue light blocking glasses have specially crafted lenses that are said to block or filter out the blue light given off from digital screens.

Have you considered the harmful effects of blue right?


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