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Simple, Cheap Way to Help Eliminate Fatigue in Your Workplace

Rearchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) in Boston, Massachusetts, have found that exposure to short wavelength blue light during the biological day directly and immediately improves alertness and performance.
Blue Light has an "Alerting" Effect "Our previous research has shown that blue light is able to improve alertness during the night, but our new data demonstrates that these effects also extend to daytime light exposure," said Shadab Rahman, PhD, a researcher in BWH's Division of Sleep Medicine and lead author of this study. "These findings demonstrate that prolonged blue light exposure during the day has an an alerting effect."
In order to determine which wavelengths of light were most effective in warding off fatigue, the BWH researchers teamed with George Brainard, PhD, a professor of neurology at Thomas Jefferson University, who developed the specialized light equipment used in the study. Researchers compared the effects of blue l…