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Health 101: How Light Elevates your Well-Being

Your circadian rhythm is your body's natural sleep-wake cycle. It is controlled by a part of your brain called the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN). The SCN receives signals from your eyes about the amount of light in your environment. These signals help to regulate the production of melatonin, a hormone that makes you feel sleepy.

Light and the Human Brain

Light goes through many colour temperatures throughout the day. In the morning, the colour of the light is red with a colour temperature of ~2000K. This colour then ascends through orange, yellow and white and descends in a similar order around the day. This pattern of sunlight is key in determining your alertness. This is why it is suggested to have lights that mimic the white light of the sun in areas like the kitchen or workspace where you need to be more alert, while warm yellow lights in lounges or areas in your home where you like to relax.

One of the Key Drivers of your Circadian Rhythm

Light is one of the key drivers of your circadian rhythm. Bright light in the morning helps to wake you up, while dim light at night helps you to fall asleep. However, our modern lifestyle often disrupts our circadian rhythm. We may stay up late watching TV or working, or we may wake up in the dark during the winter months. This can lead to problems such as insomnia, fatigue, and mood disorders.

Mimic the Natural Light Cycle for Improved Health

Smart bulbs can help to improve your circadian rhythm by mimicking the natural light cycle. These bulbs can be programmed to change color temperature throughout the day, from warm yellow in the morning to cool blue at night. This helps to signal to your body when it is time to wake up and when it is time to go to sleep.

Automate Light basis your Routine

In addition to changing color temperature, smart bulbs can also be programmed to dim and brighten at certain times. This can help to create a more relaxing environment at night and a more energizing environment in the morning.

Prevent the Most Common Lifestyle Diseases

If you are looking for a way to improve your sleep and overall health, consider using smart bulbs to help regulate your circadian rhythm. Some benefits of using smart bulbs to aid the circadian rhythm include improved sleep quality, reduced fatigue, improved mood & alertness, and reduced risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and even cancer!

Consider a smart bulb with a wide range of colour temperature that could help you set a warm yellow light in the morning and a cool blue light at night. Explore Qubo Smart Bulbs that come with 16 million colours and help you set your day your way.