January 14th, 2020 was a notable day for AdhereTech. Not only did President and Co-Founder Josh Stein speak at the StartUp Health Festival during the JPM 2020 Conference but AdhereTech also made an exciting public announcement.
Did you know that, in a study of the gambling habits of New York residents, people were more likely to buy a lottery ticket following particularly sunny days? Now, this may just seem like one of those interesting throw-away facts, like “you’re statistically more likely to be killed by a vending machine than a shark”, but it’s actually a perfect example of how our surroundings significantly impact our moods and outlooks on life. In this case, brighter days actually caused the residents of the Big Apple to brighten their outlook as well, making them feel more lucky than usual. That being said, we’re not so much interested in how the weather causes New Yorkers to make unwise financial decisions as we are in how these concepts can be used to lift your mood during these gloomy months.
Every day the negative effect of blue light’s on your eyes gains additional scientific confirmation. Given the various credible, peer-reviewed studies on the subject, the scientific community has essentially reached a consensus. For practical reasons, let’s accept the scientific conclusions thus far reached. Now what? Business has, fortunately, kept up with the science in this case. Many products exist solely to protect your eyes from blue light. The difficulty is not finding something that claims to protect you, the difficulty is finding the product that protects you best. The way we see it, there are essentially three viable solutions to the problem of blue light: Software (ex: Flux), Safety Glasses, or Blue Light Glasses. Today we run down each of these three possibilities and compare and contrast.
Sleep is linked to everything we do. From our physical development to our cognitive reactions, focusing on how to keep a consistent sleep schedule allows us to maintain optimal health. It’s no surprise then that sleep also affects athletic performance. Research shows that it’s an essential part of recovery and may reduce the risk of illness and injury in athletes. While it affects people physically, sleep deprivation can be a mental drain as well.
Some problems seem too simple and pervasive to have solutions. Dry eye symptoms affect 30% of Americans. With numbers like that, you’d think no easy answer exists. In some cases, that’s certainly true, but a little education goes a long way in this regard. Wherever you find yourself in the range of dry eyes, taking some action will bring relief.