Blue light glasses to get through the night shift?
Last week, the journal of Intensive Care Medicine published a letter to the editor from Anneloes Opperhuizen and colleagues on the potential of blue light emitting glasses to improve alertness in nurses. The study was carried out at the ICU and ER departments of the VieCuri MC hospital in Venlo and included measurements of sleepiness during work and during driving homewards. It also measured sleep quality after a nightshift. Although slight improvement of sleepiness was statistically observed during the first nightshift, the glasses did not improve nor worsen any of the measurements. Click here to read the full article.
The BioClock Consortium is funded by the NWA-ORC programme of the Dutch Research Council (NWO; project number 1292.19.077).