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Preliminary evidence that light through the eyelids can suppress melatonin and phase shift dim light melatonin onset

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Research Notes, May 2012
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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (85th percentile)

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Title
Preliminary evidence that light through the eyelids can suppress melatonin and phase shift dim light melatonin onset
Published in
BMC Research Notes, May 2012
DOI 10.1186/1756-0500-5-221
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Authors

Mariana G Figueiro, Mark S Rea

Abstract

A previous study reported a method for measuring the spectral transmittance of individual human eyelids. A prototype light mask using narrow-band "green" light (λmax = 527 nm) was used to deliver light through closed eyelids in two within-subjects studies. The first study investigated whether an individual-specific light dose could suppress melatonin by 40% through the closed eyelid without disrupting sleep. The light doses were delivered at three times during the night: 1) beginning (while subjects were awake), 2) middle (during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep), and 3) end (during non-REM sleep). The second study investigated whether two individual-specific light doses expected to suppress melatonin by 30% and 60% and delivered through subjects' closed eyelids before the time of their predicted minimum core body temperature would phase delay the timing of their dim light melatonin onset (DLMO).

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 3 4%
Spain 1 1%
Germany 1 1%
Unknown 65 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 14 20%
Other 9 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 13%
Student > Master 9 13%
Student > Bachelor 5 7%
Other 17 24%
Unknown 7 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 10 14%
Medicine and Dentistry 8 11%
Neuroscience 6 9%
Engineering 5 7%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 6%
Other 23 33%
Unknown 14 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 10. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 18 July 2021.
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#2,739,388
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