What Blue Light Actually Does To Your Body (and what you can do about it)

2020-ж., 13-сен.
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I’ve been reading your comments and everyone wants to know if the blue light exposure they get from their digital devices is putting them at risk for eye damage. I get it. We’re all working from home on our computers during the day and checking our phones constantly. That surely must be doing something to our vision, right? Let’s break down the truth behind all-things blue light, such as digital eye strain, the 20/20/20 rule, and macular degeneration.
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  • Bought myself some blue light filtering glasses. Read a lot of mixed reviews about them, a lot of studies show that they don't help out much, but others - that they help. Will see how it goes, haha. Hoping for the best.

    Marcaline WampireMarcaline Wampire4 саат мурун
  • Wow, that's useful 🔥✨👌❤️

    Jaseyca AwalinaJaseyca Awalina16 саат мурун
  • Weird because eye doctors say the is no merit to blue light strain myths. This doctor doesn't seem to appreciate facts. Like the ones he spews about masks.

    18matts18matts23 саат мурун
  • I've been using an app called "Twilight" for years. It gradually adjusts the color temperature and brightness of my screen leading up to bedtime. Do recommend!

    Lacey AndersonLacey AndersonКүн мурун
  • I always have my night mode on, because my eyes are very sensitive. Is this a bad thing?

    CemadibyCemadiby2 күн мурун
  • I am the mnemonic queen.

    rjrnj1rjrnj13 күн мурун
  • My eyes are hurting after this video

    CamilaCamila3 күн мурун
  • "What is blue light?". Is it light that is blue?

    xnamkcor Xxnamkcor X3 күн мурун
  • Would you recommend someone blue light lenses even if they had what you consider perfect vision?

    Daryn BoyntonDaryn Boynton4 күн мурун
  • kgworld.info/wiki/video/2t1rfKtln2dnz4c kgworld.info/wiki/video/ss-BipySnYCwo3s

    Américo Guerra FilhoAmérico Guerra Filho4 күн мурун
  • Any official explanation on how artificial blue light is different from looking at the sky in the daytime. They are both blue (specific blue wavelengths are "Harmful" do NOT explain why other colors are as dangerous), they pupils automatically dilate (brightness and eye strain shouldn't be an issue). Could there be something that Doctors are missing such as dryness from blinking or adjusting to see larger characters (alphabet) or maybe even color saturation.

    Jay ByrdJay Byrd5 күн мурун
  • This is a very informative content. I actually just started using a blue light filter to protect my eyes. Got it at 10% discount too. Check it out and see the difference iristech.co?ap_id=julez0906

    Classic BasicClassic Basic5 күн мурун
  • Thank you the impormasyon n pabalik po doc.

    Aida MonteAida Monte6 күн мурун
  • I shall refer to photoreceptors as pixels 😆

    MEISAIMEISAI7 күн мурун
  • When you were trying to learn to draw the eye, were you a good pupil?

    Charles SmithCharles Smith7 күн мурун
  • me who works overnight doing video surveillance 👁👄👁

    Christine LoaderChristine Loader7 күн мурун
  • hey doc what do you think about red light theropy

    Christine LoaderChristine Loader7 күн мурун
  • KGworld: hey do you wanna watch about how blue lights do to your body? Me: Oh yes-

    Jasmine TJasmine T9 күн мурун
  • Is wearing an anti blue light glass same as turning night mode in electronics?

    hannahjill channahjill c10 күн мурун
  • Great video! We actually just had an interview on our show discussing this topic with the founder of a company that makes blue light glasses. Very illuminating (no pun intended) to learn about the negative health impacts of blue light and fascinating conversation. Would love to share if anyone is interested!

    The Ginger & The Beard PodcastThe Ginger & The Beard Podcast11 күн мурун
    • If you want to check out the interview to learn more about this topic, you can find it here: kgworld.info/wiki/video/sbOZn8SIeox815k

      The Ginger & The Beard PodcastThe Ginger & The Beard Podcast11 күн мурун
  • Can you please talk about Migraine (as neurological condition) and headaches in general? Ppl always confuse those any think that migraine is just another regular headache 🤕

    Marya MABMarya MAB11 күн мурун
  • he said Torono. My guuuuuy

    Stacy DStacy D12 күн мурун
  • I seem to always fall asleep after being on my phone before bed and sleep great through the night, always...

    MitchOfCanadaMitchOfCanada12 күн мурун
  • "The real reason why this occurs is because of that focus" Me: ohhh! **continues watching**

    DoapinDoapin12 күн мурун
  • Hey guys, what kind of laptops do have night mode ?

    LiaLia12 күн мурун
  • dr mike, you do know that you can get LEDs in any color. they make "warm" aka amber LED light bulbs

    Jesse Dahir-KanehlJesse Dahir-Kanehl14 күн мурун
  • My cardiologist tried to tell me blue light was causing my chronic SVT because I work night shift... I sleep now more than I ever did before night shift. Same with eating well and exercising. Never did any of that prior to night shift lol I do not think blue light is my primary problem here, doc.

    S MS M14 күн мурун
  • Hey Doctor, what's your opinion about Blue light filter apps?

    Geo J NallikuzhyGeo J Nallikuzhy14 күн мурун
  • omg Danny phantom

    thomasharvey is a tutuzik Gta8thomasharvey is a tutuzik Gta814 күн мурун
  • Please stop looking so handsome.. you're turning my boyfriend into gay😖😖😖

    Debjani BhattacharyaDebjani Bhattacharya15 күн мурун
  • Hmm, as an optometrist I'm really sceptic about that blue light glasses. There's blue reflective coating (differs from company to company how much they reflect), Eye-protect-system (absorbing blue light), or actually medically proven to work red/brown tint lenses that block blue light completely. So my question would be, in that study, which lenses are actually used.

    PinakamataasPinakamataas16 күн мурун
  • no one: mike: you should keep at least two feet away from a screen me: googling how many cm are in a foot cuz i live in australia

    Janet is not a robotJanet is not a robot16 күн мурун
  • Wow thanks for taking the time to make these videos. This really makes Learning fun. I learn new things every day. Thank you Doctor Mike!

    anaari78anaari7818 күн мурун
  • I’m the voice actor for dabi from my hero academia

    MrIbujiMrIbuji18 күн мурун
  • So is blue light from a blue colored LED different from the blue light you are talking about?

    NACO EightPNACO EightP19 күн мурун
  • the guy at the beginning kind of sounded like Shane Madej for a second

    Tooru OikawaTooru Oikawa21 күн мурун
  • Lᴏᴠᴇ.. Dʀ.Mɪᴋᴇ..💝

    DiamondDiamond21 күн мурун
  • I did the same as you said mr Mike and It does not work. I'm still sleepy in daytime

    Kevin-Remastered vlogKevin-Remastered vlog22 күн мурун
  • Not me watching this video at 4.20 am

    Arctic SunrizeArctic Sunrize23 күн мурун
  • can I use my phone before I go to bed if I have night light turned on?

    Peter WissaPeter Wissa23 күн мурун
  • I recommend you to install the app Twilight Blue Light Filter for a better sleep play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.urbandroid.lux

    Margarida CastroMargarida Castro24 күн мурун
  • Blue is my favorite color, but not light.

    Mr_ZombieeMr_Zombiee24 күн мурун
  • Thanks for the video! I'd like to see a video about sitting postures, back pain, and gaming chairs? What would Dr. Mike suggest to help those who have to sit all day at the desk? Thanks in advance

    Илья МолочныйИлья Молочный24 күн мурун
  • It does affect during the night not during the day

    Miguel EspejelMiguel Espejel25 күн мурун
  • My whole house is a blue light. kgworld.info/wiki/video/m8WRdpN2hYWAsaU

    G FowG Fow25 күн мурун
  • 2:51 is that a leonid afremov painting? 😨 also I often spend hours on the computer in the evening but I never had trouble getting to sleep. I do always have really vivid dreams though, do you think that’s related? 🤔

    Katherine MaryKatherine Mary25 күн мурун
  • 3:24 *Facepalm*

    friki64friki6426 күн мурун
  • Bluelight glasses are scam.. can’t believe you promoted it.

    Berto UBerto U26 күн мурун
  • 😂😂that start is kinda ironically stupid but was laughing all time 💫

    Pine WindPine Wind27 күн мурун
  • does this man monogram/embroider his name and logo on every piece of clothing he owns? lol

    Andres GuzmanAndres Guzman27 күн мурун
  • hmm, so I shouldn't watch this before sleeping? oops

    IGame4FUN :DIGame4FUN :D27 күн мурун
  • I’ve come to find that as a college student during this pandemic, everything I do requires a screen. My sleep schedule is way wack. Probably will look into glasses. I try to stay off electronics, but frankly, school calls 😔

    StormishBreezeStormishBreeze27 күн мурун
  • Loved the intro.Didn't know you had acting skills Dr. Mike :)

    Narasimhan IyerNarasimhan Iyer28 күн мурун
  • me watching this at 2 in the morning: *hmm, interesting*

    Kai JamisonKai Jamison28 күн мурун
  • me who is watching this video on my computer at night full light without bluelight filter to wear glasses cz they look kinda cute :)

    Melody ChMelody Ch29 күн мурун
  • Gamers, its very important to listen to him on the 20/20/20 rule and also stand up, stretch, drink water... This helps you in gaming and in health, especially sleep. I get it, im a gamer too but staying up all night or just getting a couple hours of sleep after sitting and staring at a screen for hours is horrific for health!

    M1STER_HM1STER_H29 күн мурун
  • I love that you even have a robe with your logo on it.😂😂

    Jenna Leigh's Beauty SlamJenna Leigh's Beauty SlamАй мурун
  • what blue light glasses should i get?

    Gab AzGab AzАй мурун
  • props to your videographer for the lightning in the intro scenes. very well done

    Carol NuñezCarol NuñezАй мурун
  • I need those glasses but can't afford that sort of money. My is everything to do the health care including healthy food so expensive

    Ness OttyNess OttyАй мурун
  • 😇😇😇

    Cherish MeCherish MeАй мурун
  • Ahhhh, so that's why when I am looking at my phone screen for 5 hrs straight at night, my right eye's middle part can't see(?) You know when u look at the sun and then close ur eyes and they is a greyish thing? And when I fall asleep and wake up! It's fine! And this also explains why my teacher said to never look at a setting sun for more than two minutes! Didn't know the sun rays had blue light! Thank u for teaching me Doctor Mike! Btw, when I stare at something for too long, my eyes turn cross eyed. I used to have it so often when I was young that I had to wear glasses. Now, I wear glasses becuz of my weak eyesight for staring at the phone too much everyday lol😂😅

    Sameera KhanSameera KhanАй мурун
  • the intro was so cringe my spinal cord curled into a helix

    mike61499mike61499Ай мурун
  • QUESTION Hey Dr. Ive heard that we shouldn't use any kind of tool for cleaning our ears such as cotton buds, spiral ear-pick spoon, swab ear wax remover. Why is it unsafe. Please, please explain further. I've been using those things.

    janifah badiojanifah badioАй мурун
  • What if I always do the opposite? All my devices are in night shift all day while my room is dark 24/7. Would that explain why I can see really well at night and see different shades(?) of black and why my eyes now get like disturbed by light? Btw, I do that because I’ve never liked light or the sun or heat...and my city is so bright and so hot, so for the last 4 years I’ve been keeping my room dark (a little bit of sun rays still get inside) and cold, I still had go out but with the current quarantine I’ve been in my room for half a year.

    Denisse RosasDenisse RosasАй мурун
  • when he switches to the red light while i have "night light" on my laptop at full strength OwO

    MalcolmMalcolmАй мурун
  • This is how many times he said MIKE! :⬇️

    Laughable XDLaughable XDАй мурун
  • Not sure what your point was comparing LEDs to incandescent bulbs... LEDs come in warm colours too so not really a trade off between your health and the environment.

    Parkin FurkmazParkin FurkmazАй мурун
  • If I'm completely honest I don't think blue light is the only thing that is concerning about using electronics at night before bed. for me I always have my blue light off but I still have a hard time putting my phone down at night, but I think that the blue light isn't what's causing me to stay awake, it's the use of my brain. Watching KGworld and tik tok and scrolling through Facebook or any social media, all of that is requiring me to have a lot of thought which in turn keeps me awake. My mom likes to read before she goes to sleep but she only reads books that she's read before to go to sleep, the reason being is if she picks up a new book that she's interested in and is invested in it's going to keep her awake because she doesn't know what happens next and the suspense can keep her awake.

    Cheri BerryCheri BerryАй мурун
  • **turns on blue light filter on my phone**

    Madison CMadison CАй мурун
    • Madison C iPhones don’t have that 😬

      Gabe ManGabe ManАй мурун
  • Legend says his friend is still asking him if he's ok.

    ✨Cat✨✨Cat✨Ай мурун
  • what about infrared red light therapy?

    Cherry DingCherry DingАй мурун
  • Watching this at 2:10 am

    Keziah revillaKeziah revillaАй мурун
  • That intro had more action than the whole new Mulan movie

    Nicholas GrahamNicholas GrahamАй мурун
  • 2:25 he says that as I’m watching at midnight

    Nicholas GrahamNicholas GrahamАй мурун
  • Why do I get tired by sunlight? I'm more active at night. This has been going on for years.

    JmrJmrАй мурун
  • These videos are getting better and better.

    RJRJАй мурун
  • Me teacher makes us do 20-20-20 and has us look away from out screen whenever possible.

    Sama DadashSama DadashАй мурун
  • Oops...I’ve just discovered your channel and have been binging on it today...for approximately 2 hours now

    Tejaswini NatarajanTejaswini NatarajanАй мурун
  • Wow Mike! You have some good acting skills!

    Ultron DMUltron DMАй мурун
  • I get up at 13:45 PM drive for an hour in the dark,get to work. My coworkers and I leave half the lights off until 5am and then turn the rest on. Then I leave work at 10 AM and am blinded by the sun

    Kayla SKayla SАй мурун
    • 12:45*

      Kayla SKayla SАй мурун
  • Mike you need help 😂😂

    ProserpinaProserpinaАй мурун
  • When I have an LED lamp with warm light. You the best doctor Mike. You’re so adorable when you say Beewoop 😂

    ProserpinaProserpinaАй мурун
  • What I learned from Doctor Mike to all his videos..is saying.. BEEYOOP!

    아이샤Ayesha아이샤AyeshaАй мурун
  • Dr. Mike, can you respond to anti-vaccine videos by KGworldr Paul Thomas MD. He’s a pediatrician who I tuned into to learn more about common childhood ailments and was greatly disappointed by his approach to vaccines. He’s “vaccine friendly” meaning friendly to delaying or skipping, and has written a book about his vaccine views. You’ve made some amazing vaccine videos and everyone should be primed to receive the COVID-19 vaccine next year. He’s said kids in schools shouldn’t have to wear masks and that masks don’t do much anyway. It’s doctors like him who worry me.

    Victoria JenkinsVictoria JenkinsАй мурун
  • Dr Mike - speaking of cell phones, is it a bad idea to sleep with your phone near you body or head? Such as effecting memory or sleeping problems or other health issues from radiation. I ask because I’ve just noticed if anyone (myself included) has cell phones under their pillows or near their face while falling asleep we sleep worse than if it’s away. I’m taking into account that blue light and FOMO are causes but can cell phone projected radiation cause this as well? I like to educate myself of bettering my interaction with electronics and focus (and overall health in learning to NOT be on my phone for everything, as well as TVs and such) and I’d appreciate your thoughts on it. Stay happy and healthy!

    MoonBlossomQueenMoonBlossomQueenАй мурун
  • Aaand if you stay up late but use a yellow light filter on your phone?

    matt carnesmatt carnesАй мурун
  • H e h

    h e hh e hАй мурун
  • Just bought a pair of sunglasses. Being a grad student I'm sure this will help when I'm studying late at night. Thanks Dr. Mike

    Nicholas McNeillNicholas McNeillАй мурун
  • The view from that window must be spectacular

    MonikaMonikaАй мурун
  • "No screens 2 hours before bed" Me: *sweats in online classes and hw"

    Charles RinghamCharles RinghamАй мурун
  • Well tell all if this to my remotr school teachers

    Harmony - -Harmony - -Ай мурун
  • So informative and relevant. Kids should really listen 😉

    Xes ZkiXes ZkiАй мурун
  • Good thing, I got my blue light filter on.

    V SatyaV SatyaАй мурун
  • Ha. I wish I was able to wake up to sunshine. Seriously, work schedules screw things up:(

    Katie jjKatie jjАй мурун
  • Too many blue light blocking glasses companies are making money off consumer ignorance. Finally someone got it right. Like always, I appreciate the objective truth Dr. Mike

    Timothy TranTimothy TranАй мурун
  • Me realizing my night light is blue: 👁👄👁

    Moazzam MozumderMoazzam MozumderАй мурун
  • Light pollution is such an easy type of pollution to fix. Using lights of 3000K temperature or lower and those of more modest brightnesses and all of it pointed where only it's needed. Not only you make it safer at night by not glaring a lot and improving the quality of sleep and also preventing the death of billions of migrating birds that die by exhaustion due to being driven off path and into windows. And the lovely night sky is within the reach of city dwellers from the comfort of home.

    Pupper Emeritus The GamerPupper Emeritus The GamerАй мурун
  • 1) Love your channel! 2)Do we really need to take vitamin supplements on the regular? If yes, which ones?

    akansha sehgalakansha sehgalАй мурун
  • Me watching this on my iPad without anything blocking it....

    Rainbow CatRainbow CatАй мурун