Tuesday Dec 06, 2022

SRS PODCAST (#7): Melatonin suppression does not automatically alter sleepiness, vigilance, sensory processing, or sleep (w/ Dr. Christine Blume)

Episode Summary:

In this month’s episode Jesse Cook, MS (Host) sits down with Dr. Christine Blume, PhD to discuss her recently published paper in the journal SLEEP that comprehensively evaluated the impact of melanopically different lights on sleep, sleepiness, vigilance, and sensory processing. Here is a link to the article on the SLEEP journal website.



(00:00) - Introduction

(00:55) - Topic Orientation 

(04:05) - Brief Biography on Dr. Christine Blume 

(05:55) - Beginning of Guest Interview 

(08:35) - Dr. Blume’s Journey into Sleep Research 

(21:53) - Keyword Association! 

(24:29) - 10,000 Foot View of the Paper 

(34:05) - Key Findings From the Paper

(38:14) - A Deeper Dive into the Methodology, Findings, and Implications

(52:59) - Influence of metameric light on melanopsin

(1:10:00) - Lights in hospitals and sleep

(1:12:00)-  Effect of exposure to artificial light at night

(1:24:56) - Thank you and Acknowledgments

(1:27:11) - Outro 


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