What You Need To Know About Blue Light And Fertility

Jan 06, 2020

What You Need To Know About Blue Light And Fertility

I’m excited to welcome Andy Mant to the podcast.

Today we're digging into the impact blue light has on sleep and why this matters for fertility.

Andy Mant is the founder and CEO of BLUblox, a company specializing in evidence-based advanced light filtering eyewear. Andy started BLUblox after becoming dissatisfied with the quality and standards of blue light blocking glasses available and so set about to design lenses that match the evidence in the academic literature. Andy was born in the UK and moved to Australia in 2011. After moving and about 2 years after arriving Andy’s gained a lot of weight and become chronically fatigued and lacked energy. Traditional dietary approaches only worked to a certain degree and after stumbling across light and health Andy forged a passion and niche understanding of all things light related to health. Today Andy is a leading figure in managing light to improve health and wellbeing.

I can’t tell you how many couples we’ve worked with – who have issues with their sleep.
Issues such as:
  • insomnia
  • interrupted sleep (getting up to use the bathroom)
  • trouble falling asleep
  • falling asleep immediately (before head hits pillow – it’s not a good thing)
  • regularly waking up more than once per night
  • waking up in the middle of the night (staying awake for more than 20 minutes)
That’s why we work on sleep hygiene and a big part of that is minimizing light exposure. We are exposed to this harmful light from our phones, tablets, computers, lights in our house.
Research has found that light exposure can impact your mood, your weight, your risk level for certain types of cancers AND your reproductive health.
The blue and green light impacts our melatonin production – which directly impacts both male and female fertility. That’s why we recommend blue and green light blockers to all of our clients.

In this episode you'll learn:

1) What is blue light and why do we need to protect ourselves from blue light if we are trying to conceive.

2) How blue light impacts our melatonin production and why this is important for both male and female fertility. (Hint - this is crucial for the regulating the menstrual cycle, egg fertilization and sperm count).

3) Plus how to know if we are really getting good quality sleep and how minimizing our light exposure can improve sleep.

Resources from this episode:

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