Light and its Affect on our Internal Clock
Light is the most important external cue to synchronize our internal body clocks, and the lack of light can have severe negative effects on our sleep patterns. Even a well-lit workplace exposes us to no more than 100 Lux, which translates to 1,200 Lux-hours over the course of a 12-hour workday. Meanwhile, on a cloudy day, the intensity of outside light is about 120,000 Lux, which means even a short 20-minute walk outdoors would expose us to 40,000 Lux-hours, or more than thirty-fold the exposure of that entire indoor workday.
With the use of any of our Therapy Lamps, you can substitute missing daylight during the cold, dark winter months. Not only will these help to enhance your energy and mood, they can also assist you in regulating your body’s circadian rhythm during seasonal changes, time change, and even travelling to different time zones.
Be sure to check this article for more information about our internal body clock:
Internal Time: The Science of Chronotypes, Social Jet Lag, and Why You’re So Tired