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UC Davis Health: “Is blue light from your cell phone, TV bad for your health?
American Academy of Ophthalmology: “Digital Devices and Your Eyes,” “No, Blue Light From Your Smartphone is Not Blinding You,” “Are Computer Glasses Worth it?”
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center: “Does blue light from electronic devices damage your eyes?”
International Journal of Ophthalmology: “Research progress about the effect and prevention of blue light on eyes.”
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “Sleep Deprivation and Deficiency.”
National Sleep Foundation: “Lack of Sleep Increases Your Risk of Some Cancers,” “Choosing the Right Light Bulbs for Your Home.”
Somnologie: “Effects of light on human circadian rhythms, sleep and mood.”
Harvard Health Publishing: “Blue light has a dark side.”
Molecular Vision: “Effects of blue light on the circadian system and eye physiology.”
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS): “Evening use of light-emitting eReaders negatively affects sleep, circadian timing, and next-morning alertness.”
Physiological Reports: “Melatonin suppression and sleepiness in children exposed to blue-enriched white LED lighting at night.”
Cleveland Clinic: “Are LED Lights Damaging Your Retina?”
Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America: “Youth screen media habits and sleep: sleep-friendly screen-behavior recommendations for clinicians, educators, and parents.
Journal of Psychiatric Research: “Blocking nocturnal blue light for insomnia: A randomized controlled trial.”
Reviewed by Whitney Seltman on October 02, 2020
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