Friday, July 20, 2012

Blue-Blockers During the Day to Improve Adaptation to Night Work: A Pilot Study

Bright light at night paired with darkness during the day seem to facilitate adaptation to night work.  Considering the biological clock sensitive to short wavelengths, they investigated the possibility of adaption in shift workers exposed to blue-green light at night, combined with using blue-blockers during the day.  This is also called lens-coating.  This involves the pigments in your eyes also, melatonin.  That helps you adapt to light.  An analogy would be getting sunburn.  If you get a base tan over time, you won't burn if you are in the sun for a long period (always use sunscreen).  Stay Informed!   Using blue-green l... [Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry. 2010] - PubMed - NCBI

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