Message Number: FHL3008 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Sukie Crandall
Date: 2007-11-12 19:17:32 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] amber products: possible help to prevent or delay adrenal disease onset?

The bulbs might be useful for using part of the time to decrease=20
exposure to the light waves that most decrease the body's own natural=20
melatonin production, so may be useful as adrenal neoplasia=20

I do not know how these compare to amber lenses in other products or=20
other amber bulbs for performance.

> Public release date: 12-Nov-2007
> Contact: Tonya Strong-Charles
> 216-397-1958
> John Carroll University
> Ohio scientists develop blue-blocking glasses to improve sleep and=20
> ADHD symptoms
> Researchers have also employed this technology for use in special=20
> 'night lights'
> Scientists at John Carroll University, working in its Lighting=20
> Innovations Institute, have developed an affordable accessory that=20
> appears to reduce the symptoms of ADHD. Their discovery also has=20
> also been shown to improve sleep patterns among people who have=20
> difficulty falling asleep. The John Carroll researchers have created=20
> glasses designed to block blue light, therefore altering a person=92s =

> circadian rhythm, which leads to improvement in ADHD symptoms and=20
> sleep disorders.
> How the Glasses Work: Jumpstarting Melatonin Production
> The individual puts on the glasses a couple of hours ahead of=20
> bedtime, advancing the circadian rhythm. The special glasses block=20
> the blue rays that cause a delay in the start of the flow of=20
> melatonin, the sleep hormone. Normally, melatonin flow doesn=92t begin =

> until after the individual goes into darkness.
> Studies indicate that promoting the earlier release of melatonin=20
> results in a marked decline of ADHD symptoms.
> Alternative Uses: Better Sleep/Disease Prevention/Depression Relief
> Major uses of the blue-blocking glasses include: providing better=20
> sleep, avoiding postpartum depression, preventing Seasonal Affective=20
> Disorder and reducing the risk of cancer.
> An alternative to the glasses has also been developed in the form of=20
> night lights and light bulbs with coatings that block the blue=20
> light. Instead of wearing the glasses, an individual may simply turn=20
> off ordinary lights and, instead, turn on the ones with filters that=20
> remove the blue rays. The night light is a convenient =93plug-in=94=20
> device. The cost of the items ranges from approximately $5 for light=20
> bulbs and night lights to $40-$60 for glasses.
> Background
> Advancing the circadian rhythm has been shown to improve both=20
> objective and subjective measures of ADHD symptoms in studies at the=20
> University of Toronto. Twenty-nine adults diagnosed with ADHD=20
> participated in a three-week trial.
> Dr. Richard Hansler is the lead John Carroll University researcher=20
> in the development and uses for the blue-blocking glasses. He is one=20
> of the principle owners of a company that makes these new products=20
> available via the web Dr. Hansler can be=20
> reached at 216.397.1657.
> John Carroll University, located in Cleveland, Ohio, is a liberal=20
> arts university grounded in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition. The=20
> university has more than 3,000 undergraduates and nearly 700=20
> graduate students. The U.S. News & World Report=92s 2008 annual=20
> college guide ranks the master=92s degree program at John Carroll=20
> University among the top 10 universities across the Midwest. The=20
> university is ranked 13th in the =93Great Schools, Great Prices=94=20
> category which compares academic excellence with cost. Originally=20
> founded as St. Ignatius College in 1886, the university was renamed=20
> in 1923 to honor America=92s first Catholic bishop, John Carroll of=20
> Maryland. John Carroll is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities=20
> located in the United States.

Sukie (not a vet)

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