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EP 54 - Negative Effects of Blue Light & How to Combat Them

Summary: Eliminate blue light in your bedroom and improve your sleep.
Air Date: 9/5/18
Duration: 26:04
Host: Dr. Ward Bond
Guest Bio: Michael Breus, PhD
Dr. Michael BreusMichael J. Breus, PhD, is a Clinical Psychologist and both a Diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine and a Fellow of The American Academy of Sleep Medicine. He was one of the youngest people to have passed the Board at age 31 and, with a specialty in Sleep Disorders, is one of only 163 psychologists in the world with his credentials and distinction. Dr. Breus is on the clinical advisory board of The Dr. Oz Show and is a regular contributor on the show (30+ times).

Dr. Breus is the author of the soon to be published (September 2016) The Power of When, a ground breaking bio-hacking book proving that there is a perfect time to do everything, based on your hidden biological chronotype. Dr. Breus gives the reader the exact perfect time to have sex, run, a mile, eat a cheeseburger, ask your boss for a raise and much more. Dr. Breus has been in private practice for 16 years and recently relocated his practice to Los Angeles.
EP 54 - Negative Effects of Blue Light & How to Combat Them
Sleep expert Dr. Michael Breus knows that better sleep occurs when your bedroom isn’t a “blue light” special. 

In this case, blue light is in the 450 to 480 nanometer range of frequency. Lightbulbs have some degree of blue light frequency. Devices emit blue light without software that adjusts the frequency. 

Blue light can turn off the melatonin faucet in the brain. Melatonin is your body’s natural sleep aid. This is especially challenging with teens, whose circadian rhythm already wants to stay up late.

Dr. Breus recommends F.lux free software for your laptop to change your color temperature at night. The nightshift setting on your phone just reduces the brightness, not the blue light. Lutein and zeaxanthin supplements support macular health to lessen the effects of blue light.

Listen as Dr. Breus joins Dr. Bond to share tips on reducing blue light and getting a better night’s sleep.