While tech companies work to remedy the negative impact light from our phones has on our sleep, there’s another source of blue light currently messing with our zzzs: LED streetlights.
Earlier this month, the American Medical Association (AMA) pointed out that the new lights, while cost and energy efficient, can suppress drivers’ melatonin and disrupt their sleep cycles more than conventional lights do (reducing sleep time and quality, among other things). The group offered recommendations for their continued use, calling for the lowest emission of blue light possible and proper glare reduction. While it’s frustrating we can’t do much but hope our communities follow these suggestions, it’s good to be aware of the issue. To learn how to manage sleep obstacles you can control, click below.