Many Australians spend more than 1/3 of their day in front of a screen. Many office workers have an average daily exposure of 11.4 hours. This is out necessity rather than desire.Unfortunately, in our high performance work environments, it’s not something we can easily give up and as a result, we experience eye strain, fatigue and headaches from the constant exposure to UV rays and blue light from our screens. We need to take steps to mitigate the effects.
Well it’s that time of year again everyone. And what a year 2016 has been! I don’t know about you but MANY people I know have found this year to be a bit tough….a year of endings or things finishing. Not necessarily bad….just quite draining. Needless to say, 2017 will herald a year of new things beginning. Wonderful!
It has only been during the last 100 years that we have begun to see the pervasive use of artificial lighting in our homes and cities. Emerging research in the field of chronobiology suggests that exposure to certain wavelengths of light at certain times of the day may be disruptive to an organism’s circadian rhythm. In the long term, this can lead to poor sleep and disease in many individuals.1