Night Light and Diabetes (03-13-23)
Recently completed research indicates that experiencing higher levels of light at night may not be healthy for pregnant people. Investigators report in a study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Maternal Fetal Medicine that “Pregnant adults who had greater light exposure three hours prior to sleep had a higher risk of developing gestational diabetes than those who had less exposure during this period. . . . Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that occurs during pregnancy. It can cause harm to both mother and baby.