Do you struggle to sleep at night?
Get frequent headaches and tired eyes?
Do you find yourself straining your back and neck muscles without realising it?
There are a wealth of health problems associated with poor light conditions, such as myopia (short-sightedness), age-related macular degeneration, obesity, diabetes and Parkinson’s Disease as well as depression. The artificial blue light found in our homes can damage the photoreceptors in your eyes (melanopsin), suppress melatonin, harm sleep, damage mitochondria and accelerate ageing and disease.
Indoor Lighting and Electromagnetic Fields (EMF)
Aside from the effects of artificial blue light, there are other concerns with lighting.
Many of the lightbulbs used in the home can emit electromagnetic fields (EMF) which can have a significant health impact. We are all sensitive to the effect of EMF but some have more evident symptoms than the others, which can include tinnitus, ADHD, anxiety, migraines, chronic fatigue, insomnia, and even rashes.
Whether you are experiencing health issues or not, EMF caused by lighting and other sources in your home will affect you and the long-term conditions that have been linked in numerous studies are brain tumours, breast cancer, heart problems, childhood leukaemia, infertility, chronic fatigue syndrome, diabetes, ADD, autism and a number of neurological disorders including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
Again, the best way to optimise your light quality for the best wellbeing is to have an expert do a light quality assessment in your home.