We can use light to energise us in different ways. The principle of light is that we want to get as much natural light onto the eyes, and therefore the brain, as early as we can in the morning. As soon as the sun comes up, get the curtains open, get the blinds up and get light onto the retinas. That will also help kickstart your circadian rhythm.
Throughout the day, you want to get exposure to natural light as much as you can. Natural light contains all these different frequencies of light. Including a frequency called blue light, which you might have heard me talk about before or heard in the media.
A blue light is a frequency of light, which disrupts melatonin and suppresses it. So during the day, we don’t mind because melatonin is a hormone that prepares us for sleep. But when it comes to the evening, we don’t want our melatonin suppressed.
All that natural light in the daytime is great, but as night starts to fall or the evening starts to draw in, you want to protect yourself from the blue frequency of light, by wearing something like a pair of blue light blocking glasses – you can get some brands in the UK from Amazon.
Wearing the blocking glasses will protect you from that sort of light, but all dimming the lights using dimmer switches and turning off big lights and using smaller lamps. All these things help to protect your eyes, and skin, from some of the harsher lighting in the evening which helps you to get to sleep better.
To summarise, get plenty of natural light in the morning during the day and block off from that light in early evening with blue light blocking glasses and dim lighting in the house.
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