Experts reveal hidden health benefits of artificial light: It wakes you up better than coffee and can help you fight diseases, but there IS a dark side...
From checking our smartphones the moment we wake to watching TV hours into the evening, most of us spend our lives bathed in artificial light.
And, as we are increasingly told, this constant exposure can be harmful for our health, disrupting our body clocks — bright light is thought to suppress the body’s production of the hormone melatonin, which triggers feelings of sleepiness.
The risks are serious, with research suggesting prolonged exposure to artificial light may increase the risk of obesity, diabetes, heart problems, high blood pressure and depression.
And the worst culprit is too... read more
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