How can Smart Lighting support your sleep/wake cycle?
Smart lighting can help support the natural sleep/wake cycle by mimicking the natural light cycle of the sun. In the morning, smart lights can be programmed to
gradually brighten to simulate the rising sun, which helps to wake you up naturally and alert your body that it's time to start the
day. In the evening, smart lights can be programmed to gradually dim to simulate the setting sun, which helps to relax your body and prepare
you for sleep.
In addition to the timing of the light, the color of the light also plays a role in supporting the natural sleep/wake cycle. Blue light, which is emitted from many
electronic devices, can suppress the production of melatonin, a hormone that helps regulate sleep. Therefore, it's best to avoid blue light in the hours leading up
to bedtime. Smart lights can be programmed to emit warmer, more yellow light in the evening, which helps to promote sleep.
Ways that smart lighting can help support the natural sleep/wake cycle:
- Wake up gradually with a sunrise simulation
- Dim the lights in the evening to promote sleep
- Create a relaxing bedtime routine with soft, amber light
- Minimize or block out blue light at night