Saturday, August 18, 2012

Watch out what you watch at night

Watching TV and gluing your eyes to a computer screen are as American as apple pie and Ford.  

Even as board certified plastic surgeon, I never realized that watching lit screens at night from TV and computers, etc. can contribute to the development of insomnia, diabetes, obesity and even cancer.  

Now a new “thing” has been added to the list – mood change.  

In a study done with rodents, they found rodents exposed to dim light for 8 hours experienced signs of depression.  It is also interesting to note rates of depression in America have increased significantly as artificial light at night has increased.

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