From scrolling through Instagram for the latest #OOTD to endless hours of cat videos on YouTube, it is no big secret that we all may have become addicted to our digital screens. In fact, studies show that 60% of U.S. adults spend a minimum of 6 hours a day exposed to harmful blue light.
What is blue light and how harmful can it really be?
While UV light isn’t visible to the naked eye, high-energy visible (HEV) blue light is a visible spectrum of light that can do permanent damage to the retina while causing eye strain. Just like the sun in the sky, it is the same harmful blue-violet light emitted by our computers, phones, or TV. While we are not physically staring at the Sun for 6-10 hours a day, we are actually doing the same thing by looking at our phones and computers.
High amounts of exposure to harmful, unnatural blue light includes the following symptoms: headaches, weary eyes, stiff necks, and the lack of Melatonin in our body.
Who needs protection from blue light exposure?
Everyone does! Whether you’re out walking your dog in the sun, working in an office, or texting your BFF, we are all being exposed to blue light. Studies show that more than 30% of Americans are not getting enough sleep on a daily basis. Over 70 million adults have suffered from a sleep disorder, including insomnia, constantly waking up at night, and extreme fatigue in the morning. And lastly, 1/3 of adults report using medication to help with sleep.
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