Optimizing your lighting to be friendly to your circadian rhythm can be fun!
Key ideas to keep your home lighting circadian-friendly:
- Eliminate light in the blue-wavelengths at night. (Check out all the health reasons why to eliminate blue light at night!)
- Get as much bright light (natural or artificial) as possible during the day.
It is just that simple!
Adding in circadian-friendly warm light sources for nighttime use can involve getting crafty with a bunch of fun lighting projects.
Here are some ideas from around the web to get you started:
Mason Jar Oil Lamps – a step by step guide with lots of photos!
Wine Glass Gel Candles – head to the craft store for wicks and gel candle wax for a fun project that is great for wine lovers!
Wine Bottle Candles – recycle old wine bottles into some really nifty candles.
Wine Bottle Lanterns with fairy lights – just be sure to choose a wine bottle that will give off a warm glow (yellow, orange, red bottles).
DIY Survival Candles – inexpensive option for candles that should burn for 50 hours.