Bad Blue? Why You (Mostly) Don’t Have to Worry About Blue Light

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The average person spends 24 hours a week online, according to The Telegraph. And, as they look at their computers or mobile phones, they get a glimpse at the blue light used to illuminate their screens. 

You may have heard a whisper of the danger that may come with staring at blue lights for too long. But is it all bad blue? 

Here’s what you need to know. 

What is Blue Light Anyway?

You’ve heard the term thrown around, and you can somewhat deduce what it is. Blue wavelengths of light are great for you to see during the day. They increase your attention spans, boost your mood, and sharpen your reaction times. 

But as we spend more time on electronic devices, we see more blue wavelengths than we should. And this is problematic, especially at night. 

Bad Blue Light and Sleep

All of us run on a circadian rhythm, a 24-hour circuit that dictates when we wake up and when we sleep. 

Your circadian rhythm stems from the hypothalamus, a portion of your brain. Still, your internal clock can be shifted and changed by outside sources

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