New “Bright Idea” Tech SLASHES Hospital Stays?!
Hospitals are the worst places for healing.
The food isn’t JUST tasteless. It has virtually no nutrition, either. The EMFs are through the roof. It’s practically IMPOSSIBLE to sleep. And you’re at an increased risk of “catching” something.
On top of that (and maybe the WORST of all), the lighting is AWFUL for your circadian rhythm, overall health, and recovery time.
Thankfully, it looks like someone FINALLY got the “Bright Idea” to do something about it.
No matter how in sync your circadian rhythm is when you enter the hospital, it will be messed up once you leave.
Hospital lights stay on full brightness 24/7, which throws your body clock out of whack.
It’s like being in a constant state of jet lag.
Plus, the delirium and confusion caused by constant light exposure can actually DELAY recovery!
This is made worse by the lack of natural light, which has been connected to depression, diabetes, heart disease, and even cancer.
To combat ALL of these issues, researchers developed a new technology called circadian lighting.
It’s just what it sounds like, lighting that mimics natural daylight patterns to help set your body’s internal clock.
THIS is the kind of technology I can get behind.
A hospital in England is testing this tech to see if it reduces patient recovery time.
One of the recovery rooms in the intensive care unit (ICU) will have smart bulbs that have a similar brightness to daylight and then dim as the sun goes down.
The color spectrum of the lights also changes to match the sun at various points in the day.
Although the trial is still underway, the staff say they already notice a difference. I’m looking forward to seeing the final results. I have no doubt the lighting will help patients recover faster.
Plus, as a bonus benefit, I’m betting the new lighting will improve the quality of life of the healthcare workers as well, as night shift work is notoriously bad for your health.
The goal here is to speed recovery—which gets YOU out of the hospital faster… and will ultimately save the healthcare system LOTS of money.
It’s clear that money is the ultimate motive—and, this time, that’s fine by me.
Because, in this case, you’re the one who benefits.
In the meantime, you can help increase your odds of staying out of the hospital altogether by maintaining a healthy circadian rhythm, to begin with. For some tips on doing that, see my earlier report HERE.
P.S. Sun exposure during the day is the best way to regulate your circadian rhythm. But there’s another weird way to reset this clock that has nothing to do with light. Instead, it’s linked to FOOD.
“Recommendations for daytime, evening, and nighttime indoor light exposure to best support physiology, sleep, and wakefulness in healthy adults.” PLoS Biol 20(3): e3001571. doi. org/10.1371/journal.pbio.3001571
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