Midnight

During sleep

When the quality of sleep is at its best it shifts between different stages in 90-minute intervals. Moving from deep sleep moving into lighter dream sleep (REM sleep) and then returning to deep sleep.

The hour of the wolf

Way too early to wake up

The body temperature is at its lowest and sleep is at the deepest stage. At this point, the circadian system that controls our diurnal rhythm reverses. Blue light should be avoided to stop any confusion with our inner clock.

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Refreshed and ready for a new day

The sun is up and with the more intensive, bluish light that makes it easier to face the morning. This light actively halts production of melatonin, and the hormone cortisol increases. The body is waking up.

Mid-morning

Mentally prepared

Cortisol levels are high, making the body fully awake and attentive. This is a good time to engage in mentally demanding activities.

Lunchtime

The sun in its zenith

Light levels hit maximum intensity and the sun reaches its peak position (except during summer time). As we move through the afternoon, sunlight lowers in color temperature, causing cortisol levels in the body to dip in strength. This can affect our focus levels, and we may experience attention deficits at this point of the day. Experiencing some extra rays of light after lunch can bring the body back up to speed.

Afternoon

Feeling a bit drowsy?

The intensity of the sun starts to fade, despite being noticeably light outdoors. Naturally reproduced daylight indoors helps the body to combat afternoon fatigue in a healthier way.

Evening

Dusk draws in

Time for decreasing our exposure to blue light preparing during the evening for a good night’s sleep. Most computers, handsets, and tablets reduce lighting automatically.

Nine o'clock in the evening

Soon time to go to bed

After a long day of exposure to daylight, the body has produced melatonin without interruption. As evening approaches, cortisol levels drop, and melatonin prepares the body for sleep. A good night’s sleep awaits.

 

Sunrise and sunset. Indoors.

Daylight controls our natural circadian rhythm, which is crucial for regulating well-being and energy levels. Lighting systems in rooms, workplaces, schools, and hospitals are rarely adapted to our natural rhythm. In BrainLit’s light environments with BioCentric Lighting™, indoor light is reproduced to mimic the natural light that we would be exposed to when outdoors on an optimal day. BrainLit’s light environments provide you with increased energy levels, and you feel more alert that in turn will result in better work efficiency and sounder regulation of sleep.

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Springtime lighting in the home

An apartment in Lund using BrainLit’s light environments produce springtime lighting all year round. Research will be conducted here throughout fall 2017. Videoclip from SVT Rapport 20th of September 2017 (in Swedish).

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BrainLit's light environments with BioCentric Lighting™ create enjoyable spaces to work and socialize, with colleagues and customers alike.

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CUSTOMER REFERENCES

The 2017 Nobel Prize on circadian rhythm

The 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to Jeffrey C.Hall, Michael Rosbash, and Michael W. Young for the discovery of the molecular mechanisms that control the circadian rhythm. Their discoveries explain how plants, animals, and humans adapt their biological rhythm so that it is synchronized with the Earth's revolutions.

Light environment system

Our lighting system with BioCentric Lighting™ is based on a globally unique software patent that creates healthy light environments for people and animals.

Variations in daylight affect our diurnal rhythm and is needed in order for the body to function properly.