One of the most critical elements of a healthy system is good quality sleep. Things like stress, physical illness, and a lot of screen time during the day and night can negatively affect your sleep quality, which puts a dampener on your day. It can also have much more serious effects such as diabetes, strokes, and heart disease.
Sleep-related problems are the latest in the line of issues that smart devices can tackle in the home. Circadian lighting or CCT is a simple way to improve your sleep, and as Sydney’s smart home experts, SMARTHOMEWORKS can help you design the perfect set-up. Our smart lighting options are affordable and tailorable to a range of homes, uses and budgets. Those interested can book an appointment with our team for a design plan and full competitive quote.
Understanding Circadian Lighting
The use of smart light bulbs is a prevalent staple in the smart home. They allow you to control your lighting from your smartphone, but now, thanks to improvements in smart lighting technology, you can also control the colour and temperature.
White lighting works to simulate daylight or candlelight; circadian lighting matches the ideal light colour to the specific time of day to help your body prepare for a better night’s rest. This can improve sleep, while also helping you wake up.
The benefits of Circadian Lighting
The circadian rhythm is the natural cycle of our body which is 24 hours. It affects brain activity, temperature, hormone production, and more. One of the biggest things it affects is your sleep cycle, and light levels dictate it. When the natural light drops, your body produces more melatonin to make you tired.
Melatonin production is suppressed by daylight, but our bodies are unable to tell the difference between natural light and the copy of it by electric lighting. This can make it harder to fall asleep.
Blue-toned electric light mimics daylight which is great for when you wake up in the morning, but not so good for sleeping. By using warm-toned electric light in its place at night, your body will produce more melatonin and work with a more natural circadian rhythm.
Circadian lighting automatically changes colour temperature and intensity based on which time of day it is, providing artificial lighting that supports your circadian rhythm.
Enjoying a deeper, more natural sleep
Circadian lighting paves the way for your body to get the best possible rest it can. It can also help in the morning by setting the scene for the boost in cortisol you need to start the day. The flow-on effects of great sleep can be higher productivity throughout the day, more energy, better memory, and a range of other benefits.
Most adults require seven to eight hours of quality sleep so you feel rested when you wake up. Poor sleep is associated with risk of weight gain and obesity, a lack of concentration and productivity and other brain function issues.
Your cognition, concentration, productivity, and performance get a significant benefit from good sleep as does your memory, athletic performance and more.
Customising your lighting
The best part about the current smart lighting options is how versatile they can be. Changing the colour temperature and dimming settings is easy, and you can structure it in a way that works best for your schedule. Do you have dinner earlier than most? Tune a bright 4000k light at 6pm, with an automatic switch to 2500K an hour later when it is time to eat and begin relaxing.
With a team of experts like the one at SMARTHOMEWORKS helping you design your system, you have access to the best products and prices for your needs and budget; you also have experts who can ensure you know exactly how to get the most out of them.
Interested in Circadian Lighting in your home?
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Speak to us today about the various smart home benefits that our products can provide. Life with a smart home can be simpler, more efficient and above all, more enjoyable! With a stunning portfolio of work all across Sydney and NSW, SMARTHOMEWORKS is the best option for finding high-quality solutions,
Book an appointment with one of our team to assess which smart lighting options are available within your budget, and we’ll explain how they can best suit your home. An automated smart lighting system is easy to run, and the benefits of a great night’s sleep are priceless.