Proper lighting is key for daytime energy and restorative sleep at night. A good night’s sleep optimizes hormones and your body’s energy production for a healthy life.
There are many lighting choices to choose from and knowing the true cost-benefit ratio is key. Compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) commonly found in homes contain mercury, radiate electric and magnetic fields (EMFs), and are a nervous system stressor that causes eye strain, headaches, and poor sleep due to heavy blue light exposure.
What Is Blue Light?
Blue light is a wavelength that is found during daylight and is beneficial to our health as it boosts your mood and attention span. However, overexposure stresses our nervous system and suppresses melatonin.
According to Harvard University, blue wavelengths are most disruptive at night. Our exposure to these nervous system stressor wavelengths is increasing after sundown due to the and the proliferation of our cell phones, tablets, and other electronics with screens.
I can help retrofit your space for optimal lighting by narrowing down your best options and help educate you on the artificial light differences between CFLs, LEDs, Halogen, and incandescent lights. I also share easy options you can take to reduce evening blue light hazards from devices and other screens throughout your space.