What if Everything You Thought You Knew About Fatigue was Wrong?

When it comes to chronic fatigue, what if we had it all wrong? What if we’ve been doing everything to treat the symptoms and nothing to stop the cause? And we’re not talking about the casual after-lunch yawn. We mean the kind of fatigue you feel deep in your bones, day after day. The tired that wreaks havoc on your productivity and mood. If you’re like many people, chances are high that you spend your days treating the symptoms of [...continue reading]
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An Insider’s Advice on How to Conquer Vestibular Migraines

Even before her diagnosis, she knew something was wrong. Her symptoms made it nearly impossible to function from day to day. Looking at a computer or tablet screen was enough to create debilitating dizziness and nausea. Even setting foot in an artificially-lit store like Target would trigger migraines so severe that they knocked Kayla off her feet. But fast forward to today and Kayla McCain has learned how to live with her diagnosis, something known as vestibular disorder. Through plenty [...continue reading]

How to Sleep Better in 2019

We all want to perform our best. Whether at work, school, sports or life in general, we have expectations we’re trying to meet on a daily basis. But our best laid plans unravel quickly when we constantly feel tired. The stronger the fatigue, the less we get done. Following this logic, it stands to reason that if we get better sleep we’ll feel more energized and productive. But therein lies the problem for many of us. How do we get [...continue reading]
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How Does Blue Light Affect Your Health?

Blue light is the highest energy wavelength on the spectrum of light, and the only one that can reach all the way back to the retinas of the eyes. It can be found in everything from natural sunlight to LED lightbulbs, computer and television screens, tablets and Smartphones that are all found inside our homes. Our exposure to blue light is higher more than ever living in the digital age, so it’s only natural that scientists are beginning to study [...continue reading]
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What Parents Need to Know About Blue Light

  We’re now living in what experts call “the digital age,” where technology plays a huge part in our daily lives. You may think that only working adults who spend hours at a computer screen are at risk for screen-related health issues, but a study in 2017 showed that 2 out of 5 children under the age of 8 not only owned their own tablets, but used them more than 2 hours a day. What’s wrong with screen time in [...continue reading]
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Can Television Be Harmful To Your Eyes?

Watching TV is one of the world’s favorite past times, and it’s estimated that 1.4 billion homes in 2019 have at least one television in their homes. With so many people tuning in each day or week, it’s easy to become concerned about how TV could be affecting our eye health. Can watching too much TV hurt your eyes? The answer is a little unclear. While most experts agree that watching too much TV probably won’t cause permanent damage, there [...continue reading]
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What is Our Circadian Rhythm?

Have you ever wondered why some newborn babies love to sleep all day and stay awake all night? While it may seem like it’s just to drive their mother’s crazy, it actually has more to do with their natural sleep patterns not developing yet. What is our sleep/wake cycle? Our sleep/wake cycle, also called our Circadian rhythm, is a twenty-four-hour internal clock that helps us stay awake during our daylight hours and sleep long periods at night. It can also [...continue reading]
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Night Shift Doesn’t Reduce Melatonin Suppression

Tablets and Smartphones have not been around long enough to measure the long-term effects of these technological advances. However, some studies that have been conducted suggest that one of the potentially negative effects is that artificial light can contain blue light rays, which are linked to a number of issues related to vision and overall health. What are the problems with blue light absorption? Blue light can be found in all light sources, both natural and artificial. In small doses, [...continue reading]
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March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month

Prevent Blindness, has declared the month of March to be Workplace Eye Wellness Month. Our eyes are so fragile and important, and the workplace can have many hazards that can be potentially harmful to our eyes each day. What are some physical hazards in a non-office setting? In industrial settings such as construction sites or factories, the physical issues our eyes can face are: Flying debris Hazardous Liquids Chemicals Dust particles or other hazardous material particles Eyestrain and fatigue from [...continue reading]
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Why Wear Blue Light-Canceling Glasses?

Light exposure is nothing new, and it used to be that most of the blue light that we absorbed was through natural sunlight. While blue light is essential to regulating our circadian rhythm and keeping us awake during the daytime, with technology we are now being exposed to potentially harmful blue light several hours each day. What can this exposure effect? Over-exposure to blue light rays through tablets, Smartphones and computer screens can have several negative effects, including: Headaches Blurred [...continue reading]
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The Ups and Downs of Blue Light

Blue light is found in both natural sunlight and artificial lighting that comes from everything like the lighting in our homes to the light emitted from Smartphones, tablets, and other electronic devices. The light spectrum is made up of many different wavelengths, with blue being just one of many. Altogether, these colors make up what scientists call “white light.” So why focus on blue light? The wavelengths closer to the blue end of the spectrum are shorter and emit more [...continue reading]

Why Isn’t Night Shift Enough?

The introduction of Apple’s Night Shift mode was made in one of the latest iOS system updates and then moved to Macs in 2017. The idea was to help reduce harmful blue light emitted by smart devices during the darker night hours, but it appears that it may not be helping much at all. How does it work? Night Shift mode works by dimming the screen to a warmer tone when triggered at a certain hour of the day. The [...continue reading]

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