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My Doctor Told Me I Cannot Watch Game Of Thrones

Are you a Game of Thrones fan like me? Do you look forward to 9pm every Sunday so you can watch the latest episode? Then you will understand how ecstatic I was meet most of the cast recently at the Game of Thrones Season 6 premiere party at The Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood, CA.

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Should light bulbs come with health warning labels? - CBS News

"Ever since we created electric light 125 years ago, we've been living in a perpetual summer," says Fred Maxik, the chief science officer of light bulb maker Lighting Science Group. Perpetual summer might sound downright pleasant. But it comes at a price. The near-constant onslaught of artificial light has been shown time and again to upset the natural circadian rhythms that regulate many of our bodies' functions. Circadian disruptions mess with our sleep-wake cycles, causing sleep disorders, and have also been linked to depression and hormone disruptions. "There is this growing body of evidence of these circadian disruption-hormone disruption ties and it's likely linked to various diseases -- things like the growth of hormone-related cancers, such as prostate and breast...

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New York Times: Can Orange Glasses Help You Sleep Better?

Most evenings, before watching late-night comedy or reading emails on his phone, Matt Nicoletti puts on a pair of orange-colored glasses that he bought for $8 off the Internet. “My girlfriend thinks I look ridiculous in them,” he said. But Mr. Nicoletti, a 30-year-old hospitality consultant in Denver, insists that the glasses, which can block certain wavelengths of light emitted by electronic screens, make it easier to sleep. Studies have shown that such light, especially from the blue part of the spectrum, inhibits the body’s production of melatonin, a hormone that helps people fall asleep. Options are growing for blocking blue light, though experts caution that few have been adequately tested for effectiveness and the best solution remains avoiding brightly...

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NBA Waking Up to Dangers of Blue Light and Sleep Deprivation

WHEN Cheri Mah talks to NBA players, she'll tell them how poor sleep (or lack thereof) negatively affects on-court performance. She'll mention how chronic inadequate sleep builds "sleep debt" that must be reduced over time. Mah, a sleep research fellow at the University of California San Francisco Human Performance Center, also brings up another issue: blue light. It's emitted from televisions, computer screens, tablets, smartphones, and at night, it suppresses the body's attempt to produce melatonin, a hormone that helps induce sleep. "Most of them are pretty surprised," said Mah, who said she has worked with thousands of collegiate and professional athletes since 2002. "That's really because no one has told them that before and they didn't realize it could...

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Phones need 'bed mode' to protect sleep

Smartphones, tablets and e-readers should have an automatic "bedtime mode" that stops them disrupting people's sleep, says a leading doctor. Prof Paul Gringras argued the setting should filter out the blue light that delays the body clock and keeps people awake later into the evening. The doctor, from Evelina Children's Hospital in London, said every new model was "bluer and brighter". He said manufacturers needed to show more "responsibility". As it gets darker in the evening, the body starts to produce the sleep hormone melatonin - which helps people nod off. Certain wavelengths of light, those at the blue-green end of the spectrum, can disrupt the system. Prof Gringras was part of a study, published in Frontiers in Public Health,...

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