Flexible Fluorescent Light Cover Films
Flexible fluorescent light cover films from Make Great Light will fill your office with healthy, full-spectrum light. This is far better than the fluorescent light you’ve been sitting under for years. Fluorescent light, sometimes referred to as “yellow light,” has been linked to a wide range of problems. These include headaches, fatigue, strained eyes and a lot of others. Full-spectrum light could just make issues associated with fluorescent light a thing of the past.
How Light Affects the Circadian Rhythm
You’ve probably heard about the circadian rhythm, the internal body clock that regulates when you sleep, when you wake up, and much more. The circadian rhythm plays a huge role in regulating your blood pressure and heart rate, the production of hormones, your metabolism, and even your moods.
One of the biggest functions is stimulating the production of melatonin, the hormone that helps you get to sleep. The body will typically begin producing this hormone a couple of hours before you get to sleep. It will stop producing melatonin about two hours before you wake up.
However, fluorescent lighting can interrupt your circadian rhythm. It can delay the start of melatonin production, which can then make it hard for you to stay in a healthy sleep/wake cycle. If a delay occurs, then your body might keep producing melatonin for several hours after it’s time for you to get up. That might be one of the reasons you’re still tired upon waking, even though you should feel rested and refreshed.
Fluorescent Lighting and Brain Signals
If you’ve ever noticed the humming and flickering of fluorescent lights, you know how annoying they can be. But even so-called “advanced” fluorescent lights still have some flickering to them – it’s just too subtle for the conscious mind to perceive.
Any sort of flickering, blatant or subtle, can lead to major issues. It could make you more irritable, or more susceptible to pain in the neck or eyes. For some people, flickering can increase anxiety levels and hurt their ability to concentrate.
If you feel that you’re always tired at work or school, the flickering of fluorescent lights could be one of the reasons why.
Fluorescent Lighting and Computer Screens
You’re already well aware that starting at a computer screen can make your eyes feel incredibly fatigued. It can get to the point to where you can barely keep them open. But it’s not just your computer screen at work that can cause issues. Your tablet, or even your smartphone, can cause problems as well. Electronic devices of all kinds can emit light that leads to eye fatigue, shoulder and neck pain, and even sleep disruptions.
Fluorescent Lighting and Metabolism Issues
Fluorescent lights, as well as the LED lights used in computer, tablet and smartphone screens, might also make it harder for your body to produce the energy you need to be at your best. They impair the ability of mitochondria (portions of cells that produce energy) to do their job. The more light you experience, the harder it gets.
Learn More About the Benefits of Full-Spectrum Light
A professional with Make Great Light can tell you how flexible fluorescent light cover films can make your workspace much, much healthier. If you would like more information, please give us a call at 612-399-6484 or use our online contact form.
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