S2E34 - How Does Blue Light Affect Brain Health?


Show Summary: “The best thing you can do for your mitochondria is to lessen the consumption of blue light sources, and utilize devices that decrease blue light. Watch the sunrise and sunset as it boosts your mitochondrial function.”


As we progressed in the dominance of the digital age, our gadgets such as smartphones, laptops, smart TVs, and many more had been prevalent in our lifestyle. It’s safe to say that they make our lives easier and it would be a lot harder to live without them. 


But, are you protecting yourself from the harmful effects of blue and artificial lights that come from these devices? Not everyone knows why and how they affect our brain health. 


And in this episode, we dive deep into the whys and hows of the relationship between blue light and our overall health - from the brain to skin, to our mental and physical health.


We are joined by Dhruvin Patel, an eye expert and founder and CEO of Ocushield, to discuss the ins and outs of blue lights, how to maintain eye health, and prevent blue light from harming our health.


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Exceptional Highlights:


  • Blue light from screens affects the eyes; causing eye strain and fatigue, leading to headaches.
  • Artificial blue lights suppress the melatonin hormone, which affects the quality of sleep.
  • The blue light coming from the sun is natural, and we need it to regulate our circadian rhythm.

Show Highlights:


What does blue light do biologically to our bodies?


Dhruvin Patel 8:30


  • Our eyes are very smart; they can see lots of light sources so you want to reduce the flicker in lighting. Flicker rate is something called Hertz. Aim to use devices with a lesser flicker rate. 


Why should the younger generation lessen their screen time?


Dhruvin Patel 11:56

  • Children’s eye lenses don’t develop until they are teenagers, and the lens is an important natural filter for UV and blue light. Long-term exposure to blue light can eventually cause macular degeneration, which affects your central vision. 


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Two recommended steps to lessen the impact of blue light:


Dhruvin Patel 13:15


  • The proximity of the device. Position your device or light source farther away from the eyes. 
  • Turn down the brightness.


Frequent usage of devices


Dhruvin Patel 14:13


  • Try not to use your devices the first hour when you wake up and the last hour before you sleep. Especially when you wake up and your body is in an alpha state, which means you’re more susceptible to what you’re taking in.


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