Sunlight and Us
Long before civilizations looked to the sun to tell time, our bodies had learned to sleep and work according to its light. We rose when we could see, and slept when we couldn’t. It sounds intuitive but foreign today, right?
These days, modern life can easily outpace our bodies’ natural routines. When we have to ‘burn the midnight oil,’ we can simply flip a switch. That’s great for deadlines, but hard on the body.
The eye perceives three main wavelengths in light. Blue light dominates the morning hours, telling the brain it's time to be alert. As the day winds down, red and green light takes over. When our body clock is in sync with these external cues, our well-being is enhanced. If we're moody or irritable and out of sync, extra blue light signals can help us get back on track.
When the eye's retinal receptor senses blue light, it sends signals to the area of the brain that regulates both our body’s physical and emotive functions.
Insufficient light exposure may cause disruptions in your circadian rhythms, as you don’t get the cues you need to keep your body clock in sync. You may experience:Restlessness during sleep
Potential for unhealthy eating
Designed in collaboration with Duke University, our SkyEffect™ Technology emits an optimized amount of blue light to enhance your body’s natural vigor.
By simulating natural daylight, our technology helps the body clock to synchronize with the day. In the morning, it sends a strong signal to meet the day. In the afternoon and evening, it helps us wind down.