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Satchin Panda & Blue light receptors and countering DEPRESSION #shorts

SHORT video for:
presents episode 252:
Dr Satchin Panda
Dr Bret Scher

Top scientific discovery: blue light receptor in retina
-senses blue light
-resets our circadian clock
-connects to brain area that makes us more alert
-reduces depression

“Should have daylight, richest source
of blue light, to uplift our mood,
reduce depression”

-night time:
~reduce blue light
(many electronics had ‘night shift’ feature)
~so, block blue light
~boost orange, or dim, light

“No bright, blue LED lights in evening,
use older, dim lights”

-I don’t wear the blue-blocking glasses myself
~still producing enough melatonin now

“As we age, our melatonin level drops…
a 60 year old makes 10% or less
of melatonin:
than a 6 year old”