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The dark side of blue light

A modern day solution for a modern day problem

Light at night is bad for your health, and exposure to blue light emitted by electronics and energy-efficient lightbulbs may be especially so. Not all colours of light have the same effect. Blue wavelengths—which are beneficial during daylight hours seem to be the most disruptive at night. And the proliferation of electronics with screens, as well as energy-efficient lighting, is increasing our exposure to blue wavelengths, especially after sundown.


Our sleep technologist, Deirdre McSwiney, will explain the consequences of exposing yourself to too much blue light in the lead up to your sleep time and the consequences of overexposure as well as outlining some measures you can take to counteract it's effects.


 

The video will be available for all GSK/Stiefel employees to view from Thursday July 7th and will remain live for 30 days. 

In addition to the video, we have created a useful handout  which you can print out and refer back to some of the key points covered in our presentation.