During this time I was nightly on the computer preparing my defense and
my Research Paper
while simultaneously taking a NanoPhotonics class. I suffered a heart attack minutes before the midterm, requiring two stents.
After that stressful time of my life was behind me, my heart disease issues continued as I was looking for my first post graduation job
(you can read my story's details here)
. Again, I was on the computer nightly and again I needed two more stents. At this point it was clear to me that I was NOT likely going to live a long life, unless something MORE than post-heart-attack-drugs intervene.
Amazingly, once I applied to myself what my Master's Thesis inadvertently demonstrated, then my ongoing heart disease issues appear to have subsided. I simply started applying what I knew about light-hygiene and started wearing orange glasses at night and I have not needed additional stents for the last 7 years.
See the picture above. The endothelial cells that line our vascular system are migratory cells that routinely readjust the surface of the walls of the vascular system, as needed, to maintain orderly laminar blood flow to prevent clogging.
These endothelial maintenance cells work on the circadian clock.
We might assume that it is ONLY the foods we eat that contributes to vascular disease, but what about the chronic failure to allow the vascular walls to adequately remodel, as needed, after normal usage?
This is what circadian disruption is.
Circadian disruption is simply maintenance repair schedule disruption.
Circadian disruption is NOT A LACK OF SLEEP, it is the improper light hygiene misguided shortening of time for repair, or the improper light hygiene misguided lessening of magnitude of repair.
Actual darkness or virtual darkness to the retina is necessary for the allowance of circadian scheduled repair.
The time duration of retinal darkness experienced during the typical 8 hours of sleep per night IS NOT LONG ENOUGH FOR ADEQUATE CIRCADIAN SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE REPAIR.
Repair needs to start a few hours PRIOR TO SLEEP and this can only be accomplished by actual darkness or the "virtual darkness" that sunset-like-light can allow. (Furthermore, repair magnitude can be improved by GENEROUS AMOUNTS OF LIGHT entering the eye/retina, especially before lunch time, for typical night-time sleepers.)
This research paper is completely free.
I suggest anyone working a night shift consider wearing red lens eyewear prior to attempting sleep during the day and that day shift persons using any kind of artificial lighting at night, wear orange or yellow lens eyewear, hours prior to attempting sleep.....so to....... START THE REPAIR CYCLE HOURS PRIOR TO ACTUAL SLEEP.