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Not just blue light keeps you awake!

February 12, 2024

In the past years, much has been written and said about blue light. It was suggested that mainly blue light causes problems for the biological clock and sleep. BioClock researchers, led by Joke Meijer, now have shown that not just blue light can affect our biological clock! They performed an MRI study, and showed that exposure to light of different colors affected the SCN. These results may be very important for people with sleep problems.

PhD candidate Robin Schoonderwoerd wrote the article which was published in PNAS. The scientific article can be found here.

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The BioClock Consortium is funded by the NWA-ORC programme of the Dutch Research Council (NWO; project number 1292.19.077).