Light-dark patterns are critical for circadian alignment as the primary environmental factor for the inner biological clock. Circadian alignment refers to the physical, mental and behavioural changes the body experiences over a roughly 24-hour period. So light-dark patterns are ultimately fundamental for our state of health, including sleep and mental health.
Although daylight provides the right qualities of light for stimulating circadian alignment, our modern lifestyles offer not so many opportunities for enough daylight exposure.
And that needs our attention as thanks to the daylight exposure and well-working circadian alignment:
- Our mental health gets better.
- We have a better sleep quality.
- We become more energetic, focused and productive.
Even 13-15 mins of exposure to natural light can be enough to boost the release of endorphins.
So we can stick to some rules to help ourselves in feeling better: