Set Your Internal Clock for Better Sleep with These Tips

Posted by Jessica

Circadian rhythms are biological, mental and behavioral changes that follow a 24-hour cycle and respond to light and darkness within your environment. It’s like your internal clock. When we are deprived of natural daylight, our brain’s chemistry is affected and our circadian rhythm is thrown off.




For better sleep and health, help your body optimize its circadian rhythm sleep-wake cycle with these tips:

1. Increase daylight exposure during the day

Bright light stimulates hormones and neurotransmitters that influence overall wellbeing. Light with the spectral output of sunlight stimulates the production of serotonin which improves mood and happiness. It can even improve the way the eyes work, learning/focus, alertness and productivity.

No sunlight in your space? Rainy day? No worries. The spectral output of OttLite ClearSun LED illumination is as close to natural daylight as you can get. All the sunny goodness right at your fingertips with these healthy lamps.

2. Decrease blue light exposure in the evening

Computer screens, your TV, your phone, LED lights with large spikes in the blue wavelength region – these devices can throw off your rhythm. Your body won’t know it’s time to relax and begin producing melatonin which promotes sleep.

3. Use yellowish, sunset-like light at night

Sunset signals the mind that it is time to prepare for sleep. Golden hues, warm light. ... so relaxing. When it is time to start heading toward bed, use a light source that gives off a yellow cast. Many OttLite lamps have different color temperatures including a 2700 Kelvin temperature that is similar to the setting sun. When it’s time to relax, just change the color temperature and take it easy. A list of OttLite lamps with color changing technology is below.


4. Avoid taking long daytime naps

A short 20 minute power nap can be helpful for recharging your batteries. But a long, deep sleep in the middle of the day will throw your circadian rhythm out of whack.


5. Keep your wake time consistent

The body is an amazing and complex system. Keeping a regular schedule for wake up and bedtime helps to improve your alertness during the day and the quality of sleep at night.


OttLite ClearSun Lamps with 3 Color Temperatures

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Balance LED Desk Lamp

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Direct LED Desk Lamp

Emerge LED Desk Lamp (shown right)

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Restore LED Desk Lamp

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