For more than 30 years Lisa Rollins has been a part of upstate radio. Called the most calming, caring, conservative voice in radio, Lisa can see all sides of the issue, yet is never afraid to share her own personal opinion!
BLUE LIGHT MAY KEEP YOU AWAKE AS WELL AS COFFEE!
by Lisa Rollins,posted Nov 27 2012 5:52AM
Here’s the deal! French and Swedish researchers find exposure to blue light may improve alertness in night drivers as much as a cup of coffee. The blue light exposure is known to stop the secretion of melatonin; that’s the hormone that causes sleepiness, into the body. Researchers had a group of volunteers drive at night 3 different nights. During each of the nights the volunteers were given coffee, or were exposed to continuous blue light. Researchers found that drinking caffeinated coffee and exposure to blue light both improved driving alertness about the same amount. (Daily Mail)
Give me coffee anyday! There’s just something about the smell that I LOVE; maybe even more than the coffee itself. And besides, whenever I see a blue light, I think of “get ready K-Mart Shoppers, we have a Blue Light Special on Aisle 9.”