Is Light Disrupting Your Sleep?

Light is the most important external factor affecting sleep. While most people intuitively know that it’s easier to sleep when it’s dark, the link between light and sleep goes much deeper.

Both daylight exposure and artificial light exposure has a critical effect on sleep. So let us help you set up your sleep space to be more conducive to consistent, high-quality sleep.

DID YOU KNOW: Phones, tablets, readers, and computers emit blue light which has been shown to reduce or delay the natural production of melatonin in the evening and decrease feelings of sleepiness.


Best Light And Sleep Tips

Avoid bright screens

Bright screens including phones, pads and TVs are best to be avoided two or three hours before bed. Tip for night shift workers - if you work a night shift or use a lot of electronic devices at night, consider wearing blue-blocking glasses or installing an app that filters the blue/green wavelength at night

Use dim red lights or warm bulbs for night lights

All artificial light, including LEDs, fluorescent bulbs and incandescent bulbs, can interrupt normal sleep patterns. The body's biological clock works (which is called the circadian rhythm) in rhythms that are set by the amount of light and dark the body is exposed to.

Expose yourself to bright light during the day

Getting natural sun exposure is one of the best and most natural ways to regulate circadian rhythms to sunrise and sunset. And in turn this optimised sleep at night.

Create a dark sleep space

Remove any screens from the bedroom as well as charging lights and clock lights. Adequate blinds should block out any street lights or failing that wear a silk sleep mask to block any unwanted light.