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.