March 2nd, 2023 Blue light has a dark side
Taken from Harvard Health Publishing Published July 7th, 2020 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 […]
February 2nd, 2022 Blue light bad, red light good!
Light from the sun plays a key role in powering all life on earth, even in the makeup of our cells. We have talked a great deal about how an imbalance of blue can be extremely detrimental to our sleep/wake cycle and many aspects of our physical and mental wellbeing, actually impacting our bodies at a cellular level (read more here: “Your Lightbulb Moment- What’s so Bad about Blue?”)…but what […]
October 6th, 2021 Excess blue light can’t affect my gut micro bacteria… can it?
It may be something that you’ve not thought about before. If light impacts sleep and sleep impacts the balance in the gut, as research is finding, it’s a fairly simple leap and may go some way to explaining the propensity towards weight gain, obesity and even diabetes amongst those who suffer with insomnia or work night shifts. Here’s how, why and what you can do to address it. Circadian rhythm […]
March 4th, 2021 Blue Light is more than just a sleep inhibitor, it’s the keystone
There’s so much buzz about blue light right now, it’s clear that it is a major influencer for the mental and physical health of everyone. Many of us are getting to grips with the fact that too much blue will overstimulate our systems, by supressing the production of melatonin (the hormone that helps us to relax and rejuvenate) and may have come across the term Circadian rhythm – the daily […]
August 27th, 2020 Your lightbulb moment – what’s so bad about blue?
You may have heard that blue light is not good for us. It triggers a ‘good morning’ response in our brain, meaning we can never truly switch off. But very few of us realise that it’s the baseline in almost every light we use. It’s not just phones and computer or television screens – LED light has traditionally used blue light as its source, too (with a special coating to […]