THE MORNING SHOW
Richard Hansler, Ph.D.
Maximizing Melatonin with Low Blue Lights
Your body produces the important hormone melatonin, the so-called sleep hormone. Increasing your body’s melatonin production can improve your sleep. Melatonin is produced by your pineal gland, normally only when you are in darkness. Using artificial light in the evening before going to bed shuts down melatonin production. Blue rays in ordinary light are the problem Only the blue component of light shuts down melatonin production.
-How using light at night can be damaging to your health
-Light, melatonin and breast cancer
-Do people who have blue light coming in after the sun goes down increase their risk for cancer?
-Could the invention of the electric light bulb have contributed to societies high rate of cancer?
-Shielding from the light from TV’s and computers
-Should we be concerned about the amount of mercury in CFLs?
richard hassler, blue light, melatonin, health and sleep, september 23, 2014