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Circadian lighting in a Greenwich, CT, home

Regain Control Over Your Body and Improve Your Health by Regulating Your Sleep-Wake Cycle

Humans are designed to work while the sun is up and sleep while it’s down—a natural phenomenon known as your circadian rhythm. But due to the advent of artificial lighting and the popularity of screened devices, many of us now stay up well after the sun sets. Unfortunately, this can negatively impact our well-being.

The circadian rhythm affects several important functions of the body, including metabolism, hormone secretion, memory consolidation, temperature, and healing, to name a few. It also has a huge impact on mental and emotional health and can affect anxiety, depression, and a number of other conditions.

So, you can see how important keeping a regular internal clock can be! But don’t fret if yours is less than stellar—there are ways to repair it and get you back on track. Regulating how, when, and what kind of light is used in your Greenwich, CT, home can give you the ultimate boost. Read on to learn more about how circadian lighting can affect you.

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Mend Your Internal Clock 

Our internal clock is naturally designed to take cues from the sun to signal our body to wake up or fall asleep. Light exposure—or rather, the lack thereof—is vital to melatonin production, the hormone that makes us sleepy. It also determines our energy and alertness levels at different times of the day. However, the modern-day lifestyle has significantly altered our daily exposure to light, disrupting the natural circadian rhythm regulatory mechanism. 

Circadian lighting helps resolve the problem by mimicking the properties of sunlight so your body can better tell when it’s time to fall asleep and when it’s time to wake up.

How Does Circadian Lighting Help Repair the Broken Body Clock?

Circadian lighting is designed to counter the negative impacts of standard artificial lighting on our circadian rhythm by encouraging our physiological systems to lead the way. How? It’s easy: it mimics the amount, intensity, wavelength, temperature, and color of natural lighting, ensuring your body knows exactly what time it is. 

For example, at sunrise, your circadian lighting will slowly turn on with bright yellow lights, gently nudging you to wakefulness. In the afternoon, those lights will turn to bright blues, encouraging your productivity. In the evening, as the sun sets, your lighting will shift to warm oranges to let your body know it’s time to prepare for bed. It’s not the exact same as sunlight, but it’s the next best thing!

Improve Health and Productivity with Circadian Lighting

Dedicate this year, the next, and every one after to living your best, healthiest lifestyle with circadian lighting from Digital Home Systems. Call (914) 939-7000 or fill out the online contact form to talk to our smart home technology experts. We can’t wait to help you achieve your next health goal!

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