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Melatonin May Aid Weight Loss

Sleep specialist Dr.Michael J. Breus writes how new research indicates that the sleep hormone melatonin may encourage weight loss, by increasing the presence of a particular kind of fat that actually helps burn energy. This may sound surprising, that the presence of fat in the body leads to weight-loss inducing fat burning. In recent years scientists have identified specific types […]

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CNN: Tips For Better Summer Sleep

http://www.cnn.com/2013/06/06/health/sleep-summer Tune out technology & blue light prior to bedtime– The problem is that the blue spectrum light emitted by smartphones, iPads, laptops, desktops and TV sends a signal to our brain that we’re not going to sleep. The release of melatonin, the sleep hormone, is inhibited, which can hinder our sleep quality and quantity. […]

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Nature Journal: Casting Light on Sleep Deficiency

Article in Nature Journal by Charles A. Czeisler, chief of sleep medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and director of sleep medicine at Harvard Medical School: The use of electric lights and devices at night is distrupting the sleep of more and more people. http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v497/n7450_supp/full/497S13a.html

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CNNMoney I Started A Business After 60

Or in this case, after 80!  Dr. Richard Hansler, co-founder of LowBlueLights.com, featured on CNNMoney. Richard Hansler’s “light bulb moment” happened in 2005.  With over four decades of experience as a research scientist at GE, he wanted to focus on creating lighting products that wouldn’t interfere with people’s natural sleep cycles. At age 81, he […]

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New Study: Treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Insomnia Shows Improvement Using Blue Wavelength Light-Blocking Glasses.

New study: Treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder insomnia shows improvement using blue wavelength light-blocking glasses. Blue-blocking glasses are a potential insomnia treatment for more compliant subjects with ADHD insomnia, especially those with prominent sleep delay. Larger studies of blue light-blocking glasses in more phase-delayed groups could reveal significant advances in chronotherapeutics. http://www.dovepress.com/treatment-of-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-insomnia-with-bl-peer-reviewed-article-CPT

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