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Light exposure at night can affect the health of older adults.

Most people get up to the toilet at night expecially as they get older.

However, light exposure at night has now been linked to obesity, hypertension and diabetes among older adults.

In a sample of older men and women 63-84 years it was found that those who were exposed to any amount of light while sleeping at night were significantly more likely to be obese and have high blood pressure and diabetes compared to adults who were not exposed to any light during the night, according to new reports from a Northwestern medicine study.

Light exposure was measured with a wrist-worn device and tracked over 7 days.

Find out more:

  • What type of light and length of exposure were found to put older people at risk?
  • What tips were given to manage light exposure during sleep?

It’s well worth learning more about.

If you are interested in knowing more about the link between broken sleep, weight, cardiovascular disease and self-regulation read my article

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