We know you’re super busy, going to work, working at home and juggling all the extra socialisation, life admin and activities. More than ever our homes are becoming a place we work, live, entertain and relax after a long week!
It might seem strange but until about 200-300 years ago people slept in a bi-phasic pattern (2 sleeping periods); enjoying a waking period during the night to do arts and crafts, read and write, and reproduce under lighting from candles and lamps.
Since the advent of electric lighting, factories, workplaces and urban areas became illuminated for longer periods. This allowed people to work, socialise and exercise later and the second sleep disappeared, regimenting us to our modern 8 hour day. What happened is we suddenly changed our sleeping patterns and reaction with natural and artificial light!
Humans sleep less than ever since the introduction of OLED and LED based screens and lighting technology. We use them all day and late into the night. These new technologies typically have a higher amount of blue light which is known to affect melatonin levels in the body. This has a follow-on effect on cortisol and serotonin production in the body and results in unhealthy, tired and unhappy people.