Sadly, good hygiene has overlooked the need for daily “light hygiene” required to nourish and regulate brain chemistry and circadian rhythms that control . . .
mood, appetite, energy, sleep, libido and so much more.
More daylight predicted better outcomes across a range of mood and sleep measures.
Light has powerful effects on mood, sleep, and the circadian system. Humans evolved in an environment with a clear distinction between day and night. Research suggest that low daytime light exposure is an important environmental risk factor that can adversely impact both mental and physical health .
Your cells speak the language of light.
According to Professor Fritz-Albert Popp, the leading researcher of biophotons for the last 35 years, light is constantly being absorbed and emitted by DNA molecules within each cell’s nucleus. This light facilitates cellular communication throughout the organism. They create a dynamic, coherent web of electromagnetic frequencies that are responsible for chemical reactions within the cells, and help with overall regulation of the biological system.
Getting enough natural light can improve sleep quality and a wide range of health issues.
Vital circadian rhythms are regulated by light… especially morning light. Without daytime light, your body is less able to tell day from night. Confusion of day and night leads to general disruption throughout the body. Bright, natural light helps our bodies get clear signals, so all of the systems know what to do.
For example, sun exposure triggers the production of melatonin in the body, which is the key hormone that regulates the sleep-wake cycle. Insufficient exposure to daytime light is associated with lower levels of melatonin and high levels of cortisol at night, which are linked to minor psychiatric disorders and depressive symptoms. Lack of exposure to sunlight can also lead to various sleep disorders. Simply said, “Light is the energy necessary for life.”