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blue light, children, circadian rhythm, neuroscience, sleep -

In a very recent article published by Stephen Walter of "The Telegraph" (U.K.),  three times as many children under 14 years of age are admitted to Hospitals for sleeping disorders than ten years ago. In many cases, technology may be the cause. Artificial Blue light emissions from smartphones, tablet computers, and computer monitors are not only resulting in eye stress (commonly referred to as Digital Eye Strain) but more importantly this high energy visible light may be activating Melanopsin, which in turn suppresses Melatonin production. The consequences may not only be normal sleep cycle disruption, but it may manifest in dire...

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blue light, circadian rhythm, eye, neuroscience, sleep, vision -

In the past five years, we have witnessed Blue Light evolving from a topic (i.e. something talked about) to an issue (a problem that needs solving).  There are growing amounts of information about Blue Light, but a surprising amount is incorrect. Some information is opinion presented as fact, while other information is outdated, and some information is promotional (may be based on selected facts, or presented in such a way to bias the reader for beneficial purposes).  Nathan Walz wrote one of the best recent articles about Blue Light. We were so impressed by the article that we contacted Nathan...

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