- 1 Why is Red Light the Best Color For Sleep?
- 1.1 Blue Light Wavelength – The Worst Effects on Mood for Sleep
- 1.2 White Light Has Bad Effects on Mood for Sleep
- 1.3 Red Light At Night – Could Depression Be Linked To It?
- 1.4 Are IPRGC Cells Most Sensitive to Blue wavelength Light?
- 1.5 Why Does the Bright Blue Light in Our Computer And TV Affect Our Bodies Internal Clocks?
- 1.6 Melatonin After Dark – How Excessive Light After Dark Hinders the Body’s Ability to Release Melatonin
- 1.7 Can Red Light Therapy Decrease the Number of Headaches?
- 1.8 How Effective is Red Light Therapy For Sleep Disorders?
Why is Red
Light the Best Color For Sleep?
One of the reasons the red
In your eyes it stands out like a sore thumb.
The second reason why red
There are studies made on the red
|Table on Different Wavelengths||nm|
|White ||390 to 700|
|Blue ||450 to 495|
|Red ||620 to 750|
Light Wavelength – The Worst Effects on Mood for Sleep
The dangers of blue
For example, as we have been told many times before, blue
Also, some studies have shown that blue
So how does
First, it is important to understand that our melatonin production increases during the period of
This means that if you suffer from SAD and sleeping, you should not use blue
There are also some other symptoms that can be relieved with blue
However, please consult your doctor before beginning any treatment, especially if you have an existing medical condition.
Light Has Bad Effects on Mood for Sleep
It helps you relax, focus and minimize day-to-day stress and anxieties.
It also rejuvenates and energizes your mind and body and it is not meant to be used for sleeping instead its makes you wide awake when white
light is turned on in your bedroom.
However, using white
Light At Night – Could Depression Be Linked To It?
There have been recent studies in both humans and animals that show how these
The connection in red
The amygdala plays a very important role in emotion and memory and its dysfunctional state can lead to mood swings, irritability, and even panic attacks.
But does this change the actual state of the brain in these animals or does the amygdala remain in an emotional state that causes red
The research linking the amygdala to depression in humans is still ongoing, but we already have some preliminary evidence linking the amygdala to poor memory and poor decision making.
Another possible area of interest in the connection between red
It also supplies the area associated with eye movement which is involved in facial expression and other emotions related to the eyes.
So there could be an emotional connection between
While more evidence needs to be examined in both animals and humans more clearly, what we do know is that
light at night affects the brains natural circadian rhythms that set the mood.
Are IPRGC Cells Most Sensitive to Blue wavelength
For many years, researchers have been trying to answer the question of just how IPRG cells are so sensitive to blue wavelength light.
It has been speculated that since they are a form of photoreceptor, then the cells would be equally sensitive to all colors of
However, more recent studies have shown that in fact the cells only respond to the wavelength of blue
Why Does the Bright Blue
Light in Our Computer And TV Affect Our Bodies Internal Clocks?
Does the bright blue light from your television or computer, cause our bodies to go haywire?
That’s a possibility, although it is most likely not the cause.
The real problem is that these lights don’t just stimulate us at random.
They have a specific effect on our brains.
For example, blue
But wait, isn’t the human eye responsible for our sleep/hormone balance? Not necessarily. If it did, then a bright
Melatonin After Dark – How Excessive
Light After Dark Hinders the Body’s Ability to Release Melatonin
Melatonin is produced by our bodies when we are sleeping and it is a hormone responsible for our bodies circadian rhythms and helps with our sleeping.
As our melatonin levels run low our sleep, mood and overall well being will suffer. One of the most common reasons our melatonin levels are reduced is due to our exposure to
It has been studied that over sixty percent of adults over twenty years of age have a deficiency in melatonin, which makes them feel drowsy during the day and less energetic at night.
Lack of melatonin can affect the body’s ability to heal itself and stop disease.
Melatonin is produced by the pineal gland located in the center of the brain and it is responsible for the body’s natural circadian rhythms.
Our melatonin production declines during the time that we are sleeping and over a period of time this lack of melatonin can have serious health effects.
Luckily melatonin can be produced by our body in small quantities and we can make sure we get enough melatonin by sleeping right at night, going to bed early and making sure to stay out of direct sunlight or fluorescent
Exposing our body to too much
The best way to combat the problem of too much
Also it is good to use
Light Therapy Decrease the Number of Headaches?
Red light therapy has been approved by both the state and federal government in different forms.
The next time you go into a doctor’s office asking about any type of
How Effective is Red
Light Therapy For Sleep Disorders?
Patients who have undergone red light therapy have reported an improvement in their quality of sleep, reduced stress, and a reduction in their nightly discomfort.
The reason why patients feel a reduction in their stress levels after participating in this treatment is because it makes them more aware of their body and how it reacts to their thoughts and actions.
This awareness can help patients prevent situations that trigger their sleep disorders.