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Do LED lights on roadways affect our sleep?

A study by VTTI compared different types and colors of lighting along roadways, to see if they had different effects on melatonin suppression on pedestrians, drivers and those who sleep near roads. (Credit: Rajaram Bhagavathula / Virginia Tech)

There have been several studies over the past decade that show blue lights, like the type in our phones and TVs, can negatively impact our sleep patterns. But what about lighting along our roads? A recent study from Virginia Tech’s Transportation Institute looked at whether LED road lighting affects how well we fall asleep. Roxy Todd explains.

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