Regulate Your Circadian Rhythm & Sleep Better With Light
Did you know that the right lighting at the right time can help improve your mood, productivity, and sleep? It can also make you more alert and even reduce depression. That’s because light is the primary way your biological clock synchronizes to daytime.
Why Light Is Important
The biological clock and its relationship to light is so important because it regulates your circadian rhythms. If you haven’t heard of circadian rhythms, they basically run the show in your body. They regulate things like body temperature and the cycling of many hormones, including melatonin, which helps you get a good night's sleep.
That’s why when we aren’t exposed enough of the right kind of light, we can have trouble sleeping, experience fatigue, carbohydrate cravings, decreased alertness, and even depression.
For many people the shorter days of autumn, particularly after daylight savings time, bring on these undesirable symptoms of light deprivation. But even during the sunny months, your circadian rhythm may be off if you're working indoors or just not getting enough bright light in the morning. So, what can we do to prevent the effects of not getting enough bright light?
How Bright Light Therapy Helps
Bright light therapy has been shown to reset your circadian rhythm to its natural state and help improve sleep, mood, energy & focus. Using a HappyLight early in the day can help your body adjust to darker days or time spent indoors.
It’s easy to add in beneficial light to get a good night's sleep as well as regain your energy, focus and mood. Just use your HappyLight at your desk while you work, on a side table while your read or do crafts, and even next to your treadmill when you work out.
Also in Light Reading
I didn’t realize my mood was effected as the days got darker - it was my husband Scott who mentioned Winter Blues to me. At first, I was insulted that he thought I was that bad and then denial totally kicked in, thinking you’re insane that’s not me. I didn’t realize how much my mood would shift and the miserable mama I would be. Once he mentioned it to me, I started paying closer attention and doing some research and I realized he was right.