Science: Potential Health Effects of Night Lights

Science: Potential Health Effects of Night Lights

It makes sense that less light in the bedroom leads to better quality sleep, but a new study found that exposure to even a small amount of ambient light from a TV or bright exterior lights filtering in through a nearby window during nighttime sleep can have serious negative impacts on our health. The report was published in the March 14 journal of the Proceedings of the National Academy of the Sciences.

In a press release, one of the researchers claimed that "just a single night of exposure to moderate room lighting during sleep can impair glucose and cardiovascular regulation, which are risk factors for heart disease, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome.”

At Nightside, we believe that less light at bedtime leads to better rest. That's why the Nightside Lamp is designed to do more with less light. Instead of a 40 or 60 Watt bulb flooding the room with light, the Nightside uses a single high-quality Cree warm-white LED to provide a soft, pleasing glow around the bedside. And when more light is needed, the lamp's patented optical spotlight feature can direct a bright beam of light (from that same single LED!) wherever you need it, without lighting up the rest of the room.

There's no harmful blue light, no annoying and unnecessary status lights, and no wireless frequencies of any kind. It's a lamp that's designed to help you relax when you want to, or get stuff done when you want to, all without lighting up the room.