(Mirror Daily, United States) – New research suggests that exposure to red spectrum light can improve the quality of your sleep. Sleep expert Michael Breus suggests that red spectrum lighting can help you fall asleep easier.
Past studies have found that blue light from tech devices can prevent you from getting enough shuteye. Using blue-light-emitting devices late into the night can wreak your biological rhythms.
Dr Breus who is the author of The Power of When suggests that red spectrum lighting can boost melatonin production, a hormone that regulates sleep patterns. Red light bulbs which offset the effects of blue light and maximize red light wavelengths are commercially available.
These devices emit red spectrum light, but they lack the rosy-colored tint since not the physical color influences our bodies, but the spectrum does.
Red Spectrum Light Makes a Big Difference
Sleep experts recommend Lighting Science’s Good Night Biological LED Lamp which was especially designed to improve the quality of sleep of NASA astronauts aboard of the orbital laboratory known as the International Space Station (ISS).
Dr. Breus underlined that the lamp emits light that looks like regular light, yet the spectrum makes all the difference. The expert does not recommend, though, redecorating the bed sheets in red, as a recent study has shown that bedbugs are attracted to the color.
A better sleep is also tied to a healthier diet. A new research paper published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition revealed that reducing exposure to blue light right before bedtime, not drinking coffee, and not eating too much before going to bed can really help get enough sleep.
That study showed that 86% of participants who followed these simple recommendations slept better. Also, participants who improved their sleep trimmed their added sugar intake by 10 grams per day, ate fewer fats, and reduced carbs as well.
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