Blue Light Negatively Affects Sleep

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Sleep is an extremely important part of our lives that we often don’t pay enough attention to. By now, most of us know that sleep is crucial to the body and we need at least 8-9 hours of it in order to function normally and give our internal clock energy.

But even with all the information available to us and the science to support it, we still push sleep to the side. In America alone, 50-70 million people suffer from some type of sleep-related problem. Roughly 70% of Americans have difficulties falling asleep once or more a month, while a staggering 11% struggle every night.

These numbers have been shown to be steadily increasing over the years and more people are becoming at risk of living a sleep-deprived life. Even though science cannot quite explain exactly how sleep works, everyone can agree that without it, we’re in big trouble.

What is blue light?

You may be wondering, with numbers that high, what could possibly be the reason why so many people are losing sleep on a regular basis? Well, one of the main reasons besides late nights out is the rise of screen technology and the blue light it emits.

The blue light that can be found in cell phones, televisions, fluorescent lights, LED’s, computer screens and so on all affect our sleeping habits negatively. This type of light is invisible to the naked eye, but once it enters us from our electronic devices, it has an influence on our brain that can produce certain hormones, which in turn, make us more alert. But to fight this effect, there is a solution that involves a different form of light to counter the blue’s side effects, this is red light therapy.

What is red light therapy?

Red light therapy, as you probably already guessed, is red-colored light. However, this light uses a combination of low-wavelength light and heat that can promote healing inside the body and out. It has numerous benefits not just for sleeping but also for skin problems such as wrinkles, scars, acne, cold sores, inflammation, arthritis, and so on.

This specific form of light positively affects the body on a cellular level, helping the cells recover and rejuvenate faster and naturally. It’s a completely safe and effective method to solve a wide variety of problems you may be experiencing without any medication or surgical intervention.

How it works to treat sleep conditions

So you may be wondering just how does red-colored light affect my sleeping positively? Does the color of light really matter that much? The answer is yes, different colored light has shown to have different effects on the body, but red light therapy has proven to be the most useful when it comes to sleep.

The red light wavelengths emitted produce melatonin, a hormone created to promote sleep inside the body. Using a red light therapy device for the first 30 minutes of sleeping can improve sleep quality after a few days of use. Within a few days, your body will be reaping the benefits of red light therapy.

Luckily, Kaiyan Medical produces MDSAP-certified and FDA-approved light therapy products and devices for your own at-home treatment or even for your patients. We've worked hard to provide solutions for both patients and healthcare practitioners, catering to various needs. Whether you're looking to private label your own light therapy devices or for home use, contact our team, as we would love to help you through your light therapy journey.