Improving Daily Life with Ketra Natural Light
Improving Life with Ketra Lighting Products:
Southern Californians are known for living a healthy lifestyle. We’re okay with our granola, kale, and yoga stereotypes. We take pride in our ability to keep a healthy work-life balance, and are famous for our holistic approach to living. We take advantage of our incredible surroundings: staying active at the beach, hiking in the canyons, and snowboarding in the mountains. Unfortunately, most of us can’t be outside all day long. We can get stuck indoors at work and at home, leaving our bodies without the proper daylight it craves.
When most of us think about the health benefits of sunlight, we immediately think of Vitamin D. Although Vitamin D is important, our bodies crave the sun for more than one reason. Did you know that your body’s internal clock that tells your brain when to be alert and when to go to sleep is regulated by the sun? That internal clock is called your circadian rhythm. (Read more about circadian rhythm below).
Keeping our circadian rhythm running smoothly is important to our overall health. We take time to de-stress, eat healthy foods, and exercise for better personal care. As significant as all of these things are, if your circadian rhythm is off, you can’t optimally experience their benefits. With Ketra, you can incorporate circadian lighting into your home.
Ketra encourages you to take a holistic approach to circadian rhythm by incorporating lighting in your home that replicates natural light all day long. Ketra’s full spectrum, tunable light dynamically shifts throughout the day to precisely mimic the color temperature and intensity of natural light.
Can My Family Benefit from Ketra’s Natural Light?
People who work from home, stay-at-home parents, children, and the elderly are all susceptible to daytime fatigue, jetlag when traveling, and irregular sleep patterns. Introducing Ketra natural light into the home helps to combat these effects, allowing you to live a more balanced lifestyle by receiving the stimulus your body needs to maintain proper health and rest.
With Ketra natural light, wake to energizing cool toned morning light to give you the best start to your day. Naturally stay alert and focused throughout the afternoon without the extra cup of coffee, and slowly unwind in the evening to prepare your body for rest.
Whether recharging during the weekends, or coming home in the evenings to calming warm-toned lighting, Ketra Natural Light is for everyone, and benefits everybody.
Circadian Rhythm 101
Your circadian rhythm is a 24-hour internal clock that runs subconsciously in your brain and cycles between sleepiness and alertness at regular intervals. Circadian rhythm can be influenced by many factors, but the most prominent is daylight. During the day when the sun is its brightest, your circadian rhythm triggers you to be alert and awake. In the evening when the sun is setting, your body knows to wind down into sleep mode.
Scientists have found that circadian rhythm does not only regulate sleep-wake cycles, but it also influences the molecular biology of individual cells and organ systems. So, what does that mean for our body if our circadian rhythm is disrupted?
When your body’s circadian rhythm isn’t optimally synced, you can experience sleepiness during the day, difficulty initiating sleep at night, poor concentration, impaired performance, reduced coordination, headaches, and gastrointestinal issues.
The symptoms of a disrupted circadian rhythm can seem overwhelming, especially if you don’t have the ability to be outside in the sun or near a window all day to get your body set to its optimal schedule.
Office workers are the largest group of people who are negatively affected by a decreased exposure to daylight. Without the proper daylight, office workers tend to experience an afternoon lull in energy and focus. This is mainly caused by a lack of exposure to daylight. Commercial spaces have taken notice, and have started to install circadian lighting that mimics the light levels and tones of the sun.
For more information on Ketra Lighting, what it can achieve, and how to plan for your own natural lighting oasis, call us at 301-904-6767. In the meantime, feel free to download Ketra’s Natural Light brochure for more information, and specifics about Ketra’s products: