More Evidence of the Benefits of Full Spectrum Lighting: " More Evidence of the Benefits of Full Spectrum Lighting
In another sign conventional medicine is beginning to come around regarding the health benefits of full spectrum lighting, scientists have discovered a new receptor in the eye that, among other things, monitors our biological clocks.
Apart from the other photoreceptors in the eye that allow people to see, this 'third eye' responds differently to light by sending signals to your brain's hypothalamus, thus regulating the production of melatonin your body's circadian rhythms.
With the help of big-time manufacturer Philips, scientists experimented with lamps emitting different wavelengths of light on workers toiling in the high-stress environment on one floor of a health insurance call center. No surprise, in comparison to co-workers on other floors, patients felt more alert and the quality of their work improved too.
Although an hour's worth of unfiltered sunlight -- helping our bodies create vitamin D naturally -- is so essential to optimal health, many of you"