Are Your Streetlights Killing You?
“Not only is blue-rich white LED street lighting five times more disruptive to our sleep cycle than conventional street lighting, according to the report, but recent large surveys have documented that brighter residential nighttime lighting is associated with reduced sleep, impaired daytime functioning and a greater incidence of obesity.”
Here’s how we work: sunlight suppresses our body’s production of melatonin, but when it gets dark, melatonin floods our body and helps us get to sleep and stay asleep. Not surprisingly, the warm red/yellow light from a campfire doesn’t reduce melatonin, but the hot blue light from your LED streetlight or your smartphone does. If you are having trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep, your TV, phone, tablet, or other blue light producers may be at fault… Read more from Texashillcountry.com