Jet Lag & Shift Work Adjustment:
Recent studies have found that the proper use of bright light at the correct time of the day can help frequent travelers adjust their body’s sleeping pattern before and after travel.
The bright light mimics the sun and helps to modify the persons’ “body clock”. This process can ease the discomfort associated with traveling across a number of time zones
Shift Work Adjustment
Shift work can have a major impact on our bodies established rhythm and switching from days to nights or vice versa can take a toll on our attitude and energy levels. Light is a major influencer on the setting of our daily rhythms and moving outside of our established daylight cycle can be difficult.
The use of artificial bright light is one option that has been shown to be an effective method to make this adjustment less disruptive the body’s established rhythm. Bright light therapy, when used properly and at the right time of the day, can help to reorient your internal “body clock” to the desired cycle making the adjustment more tolerable.