May 20th, 2019 | Season 1 | 49 mins 34 secs
blue light, brain, eeg, melatonin, photosensitive retinal ganglion cells, sleep
We examine a paper that finds sleep disruption from using tablet computers (as compared to reading a book in dim light). How much should we be worried about the effects of screens on a good night's sleep?
There's good reason to believe that blue light is the main culprit -- recently discovered receptors in the eye that respond to blue light directly connect to brain areas implicated in sleep regulation. We lay out the case....