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The Science of Sun, Sweat, Sleep… And So Much More.
We are focused on using science to better our lives and our products, and we couldn’t be more humbled to partner with Dr. Huberman to bring his insights directly to you. Be sure and listen to his podcast for more information on how to harness your biology for optimized performance. Since summer is here, we want you to make the most of it. Use the knowledge below from our scientific advisor, Dr. Andrew Huberman, to build a rhythm for your daily endeavors.
“The amount of bright light (ideally sunlight) that you view in the morning & throughout the day & the absence of bright light viewing at night, together set the amplitude of your mental & physical health (directly & by impacting the quality & duration of your sleep).”
Sunlight in Your Eyes is a Must.
It regulates many functions in the body and helps establish your circadian rhythm. Think of it as a hangover cure for jetlag. Just 15 minutes a day can help improve mood, learning, memory, and homeostatic drive. And it’s best to get that sunlight within an hour of waking up.
Get Outside and Get Active.
Getting outside is key. Viewing light through a window dramatically decreases the amount of light energy coming in. And even on the cloudiest days, it’s still much brighter outside than it is indoors. You’ll get enough light intensity to help you adjust your circadian rhythm to align with a better day-night cycle. If you don’t do it daily, spending more time outside can help solidify these benefits.
And getting active is paramount. A 30-minute workout can improve mood, boost your attention and reaction time, and motivate you to exercise more in the future. It’s a win/win.
Dial Down Light in the Evening.
In the evenings, you should avoid blue light and bright light of any color as it can disrupt your body’s circadian rhythm. Too much light could impact stress levels, and even your learning and memory systems. Blue blocking glasses could be helpful in the evenings, but the best plan is to avoid screens starting at 10 pm. Check out Dr. Huberman’s toolkit for sleep here to learn more ways to optimize your rest.