THINGS TO CON­SIDER

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NOT ALL BLUE LIGHT IS BAD

The main source of blue light is ac­tu­ally from sun­light, and it’s well doc­u­mented that some blue light ex­po­sure is es­sen­tial for good health, boost­ing alert­ness, mem­ory and cog­ni­tive func­tion and el­e­vat­ing mood. In fact, light ther­apy is used to treat sea­sonal af­fec­tive dis­or­der (SAD), a type of de­pres­sion that's re­lated to changes in sea­sons, with symp­toms usu­ally be­gin­ning in the au­tumn and con­tin­u­ing through win­ter.

FIL­TER THE PROB­LEM

If you’re us­ing your de­vices con­stantly, a con­ve­nient way to re­duce your blue light ex­po­sure is to use a light fil­ter. Avail­able for smart­phones, tablets, and com­puter screens, they pre­vent sig­nif­i­cant amounts of blue light which is other­wise emit­ted from th­ese de­vices reach­ing your eyes and skin, with­out af­fect­ing the vis­i­bil­ity of the dis­play.

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