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mental health and the circadian rhythm

Does Too Much Blue Light Affect Your Mental Health?

The abrupt increase in mood disorders has become increasingly more prevalent. According to a study in 2016 by the American Academy of Pediatrics, there was a 37% increase in mood disorder symptoms among young people over a nine-year duration. But what is causing the sudden increase? From electronics and social media to diet and exercise- […]

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Blue Light Blocking Glasses for Bipolar Disorder

Individuals with bipolar disorder experience extreme shifts in mood from emotional highs known as mania to depression with periods of stability between episodes. These shifts in mood can result in sleep disturbance, including insomnia or sleep apnea. Consequently, difficulties sleeping can negatively impact their shifting moods, leading to manic episodes and creating a vicious cycle. […]

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Why a good night’s sleep is ‘the magic pill’ for athletic performance [Updated for 2021]

Washington Post, February 8th, 2019 “Like many regular people, elite athletes multiply their issues by spending too much time on devices. “The blue light damages their circadian rhythms,” says Smith, meaning that their body’s natural sleep-wake cycle can get out of whack. “We’ve given them blue-light blocking glasses and ask them to take a break […]

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