Blue light is bad for you | Justin Gamache®, B.S., M.Ed.

Amongst my studies with music (sound) and the Human body. I have found research (I validate these findings) on electronic use at night. The blue light from your phones, TV’s, computer monitors suppresses the production of melatonin more than any other type of light. It is believed that the shorter wavelengths in blue light are what causes the body to produce less melatonin because the body is more sensitive to this type of light.

These devices emit light of a blue wavelength, which tricks our brains into thinking that it is daytime (5). Numerous studies suggest that blue light in the evening disrupts the brain’s natural sleep-wake cycles, which are crucial for the optimal function of the body.

What does blue light do to your eyes?

Sunlight contains UV and blue light. … Blue light, which is part of the visible light spectrum, reaches deeper into the eye and its cumulative effect can cause damage to the retina. Furthermore, in certain wavelengths, blue light is implicated in the development of age-related macular degeneration (AMD).