How does lighting impact restful sleep?
Dr. Manny Alvarez on new health studies
- Duration 4:18
- Date Dec 20, 2012
Dr. Manny Alvarez on new health studies
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But the doctor is in -- you've probably heard that term mood lighting before and reference to romance.
Well a new study from researchers at Johns Hopkins University say mood lighting is a real thing in fact if you're falling asleep.
-- a lot of the lights on at night.
You might be seriously distracting your state of mind doctor me out Redmond senior managing editor for boxing health dot com and a member of our fox news -- eighteen.
Manny and so guilty of this.
Why why is it a problem what -- guilty of I'm leaving the white man that I like the zone until they love we did all I thought at night and falling fast asleep and my husband says I had to go -- -- -- -- turning off all the white.
How well you know look we -- lights affects our moods because if we talk about seasonal affective disorder.
And sometimes now in the wintertime here in the northeast of course you want to have certain types of light.
During the day however a lot of folks with all the electronics that we happened somehow they get into this have it.
Of you know dimming the lights but really not turning them off.
All filling -- ultimately what happens is there -- cells in Iraq now.
That really don't -- to shut down and that of course it creates a chemical reaction in your brain.
And in animal studies very well done by the way they found that indeed there was an alteration in your mood that was as signs of depression and -- Thank you may if I could it was interesting with mice yeah it's said that they -- it didn't disrupt their sleep so it's not them mice can know that -- they made them depressed and easier to forget things so does that mean that someone could.
Feel like they're getting a good night's sleep even that the lights are on it then they had these other facts speak his deep down are -- -- absolutely and that's exactly what needs to happen that night you have to really.
Turn as many lights off led your -- brain rest because in reality even if you keep some lights on.
You still gonna get that reaction in direct fuel cells so what they're what this is basically is telling you daytime.
Use adequate lighting.
Turn them off because is going to affect your Milan and I like and care about that now I don't think it's a good idea you know you do it as a purpose to get around.
But it's not a good idea to leave lights on at night for any reason I think that really it affects that the pattern of sleep and ultimately.
You know it could affect your kids are a little you know their young it's not a big problem.
But you know people like myself you know we want everything done.
So we had to get to the next steady as well -- to me John you wanna take an answer for this one well this is called the sip test it is literally -- the test that is.
Often given to people who are getting up there in years the the challenges to sit cross legged on the floor this.
And then see if you can rise without.
You without going to your knees without touching your -- to the -- or without using your hands.
And doctors have found it's actually a very good predictor of how long you're going to live veteran document.
Well I mean at the these folks here and -- they're cheating by the way.
And it said down and that tried to really get out there sort of the do -- in in what and one face but indeed.
What this is talk about its muscle strength and we know that muscle strength is the real next story of longevity.
And risk factors as we get older we lose muscle mass lean muscle while we who literally don't make any more after the age of 45 or so.
So this shows you that if you -- need help with your -- -- -- hands.
In getting up.
You may have a difficulty down the road.
And what they did is they they score you know you do it perfectly you get ten points so anybody whose scores have five or 30 like me that was two and a half.
We got problems but we got work to do.
So muscle strength as a predictive for cardiovascular disease.
Hey in this particular steady it was quite interest -- sell something to think about.
I'll have to tell our senior producer Clint Anderson that he was cheating everybody knows you're dead by conducting -- -- experiment we would have different results via the evidence is out there over -- high tech giants did document and I -- I think he -- -- -- absolutely it on my.
I probably is my multi.
Right now -- always an excuse.
Me doctor Manny thank you -- -- at a at some.