Light is the most life-giving of them all. Therefore, it is certainly not irrelevant to choose light that gives energy and quality to your everyday life. It may sound completely backwards, but the right light during the day is also important for you to get a successful sleep and rest at night. The body needs to recover, and it does so primarily when you sleep. After a good night's sleep, it is equally important that you wake up again feeling well-rested and ready for the day, and this is where the right light plays a big role. Your body produces a sleep hormone called melatonin when it's dark. Therefore, its opposite – light – is full of energy, as it helps to stop the production of melatonin. In this post, you will get three good tips to get more energy during the day.
Melatonin and light are a match made in heaven
Although melatonin and light seem like an unlikely pair of opposites, they are deeply interdependent. Your body makes melatonin when it's dark, but for you to produce melatonin at all, you need serotonin during the day. And where do you get serotonin from? Among other things, you get it from light. It is therefore important that you choose the right lamps with the right lighting for your home. At LUMEGA, we have a strong focus on creating light that releases as much serotonin as possible when used. This is how you get the most energy during the day and the best sleep.
Regularity gives you new energy
It can be tempting to dream of the weekend, where you can sleep a few more hours. But it is draining for your energy production. Your body likes regularity, and a rule of thumb says that for every hour you shift your circadian rhythm, it takes your body one day to adjust. Therefore, try to be consistent with your sleep pattern and take a midday nap rather than sleeping longer if you have gone to bed too late. Here, a lamp that also functions as an alarm clock can be a good solution for you. You can choose lamps that slowly mimic a sunrise half an hour before you set the alarm. In this way, you wake up with the light on, which makes it significantly easier to keep a fixed circadian rhythm - also at the weekend.
Eat food that provides energy
Eat a protein-rich breakfast instead of carbohydrates. Carbohydrates tend to keep blood sugar up for the first few hours, after which it plummets at dinner. It's not a good way to start the day, and what you eat in the morning is therefore a good statement of how good a day you have ahead of you.