Feng Shui takes this into consideration as many aspects as possible when addressing your home and life for healthy living. In this post, we focus in on Blue Light. This is artificial light gives of very short wavelengths and produces a higher amount of energy that is not beneficial to the human body.
Studies conducted at Harvard University, updated on September, 2015 concluded so far long time exposure could cause serious damage to your eyes, disrupt a person’s natural circadian rhythms which could decrease your health. “Study after study has linked working the night shift and exposure to light at night to several types of cancer (breast, prostate), diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. It's not exactly clear why nighttime light exposure seems to be so bad for us, yet there is a pattern emerging.” - Harvard Health Publication Medical School, Sept 2nd, 2015
What Can you Do?
- Avoid looking at bright screens beginning two to three hours before bed. That means no Facebook before going to bed or checking your iPhone for last minute text messages. This is one of the reasons in feng shui we ask clients to remove EMF’s (TV's, Computers, Cell Phones) out of the bedroom.
- If you work a night shift or use a lot of electronic devices at night, consider wearing blue-blocking glasses or installing an app that filters the blue/green wavelength at night. F.lux is one of them.
- Expose yourself to lots of bright light during the day, which will boost your ability to sleep at night, as well as your mood and alertness during daylight. Feng Shui refers to this as, ‘letting the outside in.’ Open your blinds and draw back your curtains every morning and at night, close em’ up. Some may even invest in blackout curtains.
Laura Cerrano is a second-generation Certified New York City Feng Shui Consultant Expert. As a full-time Feng Shui consultant, Laura provides bicoastal consultations and workshops for residential, commercial, real estate developments, Fortune 500 companies and healing faculties. In addition, Laura is a resident teacher at the Metropolitan Institute of Design in Syosset, NY. She has been featured in highly respected publications and TV networks such as Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen," PBS, CBC Television, BBC Radio and The New York Times.