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Get a Better Nights Sleep :: Cut Out the Blue Light

This is a sponsored post. As always, all thoughts expressed about the product are 100% my own.

As adults, we generally have a harder time getting a good nights rest… because KIDS.

However, there are other factors in play. Blue light. 

This blue light phenomenon has actually disrupted our sleep in a number of ways.

Wait… what is blue light exactly?

Blue light details:

Blue light is on the lower end of the spectrum of light. This means that the wavelengths are shorter and therefore vibrate faster. Blue light is naturally occurring by emission from the sun- so why is it bad?

Blue light is also emitted by every powered device that is in your home. From TV’s, to light bulbs, to your mobile device, there is a lot of blue light floating around your space at night.

What does that mean?

According to research done from SCS LED and Harvard, there are too many electronics emitting blue light that have been connected with the health related issues listed below*:

  • Headaches and migraines: Headaches are common with eye strain. It’s no surprise for blue light exposure to produce eye strain along with a headache. Migraines are similar to headaches but can be more severe, even debilitating.
  • Sleep issues: Blue light has been proven to delay the production of natural melatonin. 
  • NASA has gone so far as to implement low level blue LED bulbs on the International Space Station, to help astronauts sleep in space, by encouraging the production of melatonin. Astronauts are prone to circadian disruption, with multiple sunrise and sunsets per day.
  • Depression: There is some research that shows a correlation between blue light exposure and depression.
  • Cancer: Harvard researchers have linked exposure to blue light, especially in the night time, to a variety of cancers, including breast and prostate cancer.
  • Diabetes and Obesity: A Harvard study followed the health results of a test group. As exposure to light at night was gradually increased, blood sugar levels increased as well – a sign of pre-diabetes.

So what is the solution??

blue light

Our partners at SCS LED have formed a solution to all these issues.

They have formed various light products in their catalog that provide ambient light. These products are intended for evening use before bedtime, allowing natural melatonin to reach the photoreceptors in the retina, thereby promoting normal sleep cycles. 

There are various options for bringing ambient light into your home that are not only affordable, but easy to install.

The nite-nite light has tremendously helped my youngest daughter relax at story time. With the ease of installation, I’m just sorry I didn’t hear about this product sooner! Check the SCS LED website for details on how you can get your own ambient light products for your home! 

Also, new products are rolling out soon, so check back to the site for new products that make great stocking stuffers and gifts.

 

*All articles supporting these claims are provided by SCS LED. More information here and here.

 

 

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3 Responses to Get a Better Nights Sleep :: Cut Out the Blue Light

  1. Lori C.
    Lori C. November 29, 2017 at 6:37 am #

    Thank you for sharing this important information!!! When talking about all the things we need to be healthy, like clean water, real food, toxin-free personal and home environment, proper light ranks right up there.

    It is so important to teach our children healthy behaviors, including avoiding blue light at night. And, it is great to have a product geared towards parents. Thanks for this post!

    • Jenna Skora
      Jenna Skora November 29, 2017 at 1:49 pm #

      Yes- we have a few of these nightlights around our house and it’s such a welcome atmosphere that it creates. The bonus is all the health benefits!

  2. Karina
    Karina November 30, 2017 at 8:58 am #

    Thanks for sharing, I need this! I actually gave myself a headache last week with three screens on at the same time before bed. Oops!

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