Dr. Whitney Roban
Dr. Whitney Roban is a Family, Educational, and Corporate Sleep Specialist, as well as the founder of Solve Our Sleep. Her mission is to provide sleep education to families, students, teachers, & employees not only to survive, but to thrive. Her experience as a Clinical Psychologist paved the way to her success as a leading sleep expert and author of the award winning Devin & Evan children’s book series. She is also a sought-after presenter to school districts & businesses. Dr. Roban serves on the advisory board of the American Sleep Association, & has been featured in The New York Times, CNN, The TODAY Show, NBC, Business Insider, Forbes, Rolling Stone, GQ, Cosmopolitan, Women’s Health, & Working Mother.
Dr Whitney's thoughts on Blue Light...
Sleep has an impact on every single area of our lives, and is the most important behaviour we engage in on a daily basis. Technology usage is another behaviour we take part in on a daily basis, yet it can have deleterious effects upon our sleep. The blue light emitted from electronics tricks our brains into thinking it's daytime. This causes our bodies to decrease the production of melatonin, the sleep hormone, which is the hormone we need to feel sleepy. Ideally, you should turn off all electronics at least one hour before bed, and you should also charge your electronics outside of your bedroom. If you must use electronics before bed for work or school, I always recommend using blue lock blocking products such as those created by Dhruvin Patel of Ocushield. Once you have powered down your electronics, engage in a relaxing bedtime routine in a cool, dark, and quiet bedroom. Having a sleep promoting bedroom environment, a consistent and relaxing sleep routine, and an appropriate and consistent sleep schedule, will keep your circadian rhythm (your sleep/wake cycle) steady, which leads to better sleep. The benefits of healthy sleep are truly endless.