Circadian Rhythm & Insomnia

Sunlight has been proven to be beneficial for overall health, with its ability to help regulate our circadian rhythm as one of its most important benefits. Our circadian rhythm is a natural internal clock that helps us maintain regular body functions and manage our sleep/wake cycle. When this rhythm is disrupted, it can lead to insomnia and other issues such as feeling anxious, tired during the day, or feeling “sad.” {Seasonal Affective Disorder} 

Starting your day off with 30 minutes of sun exposure has been shown to support the regulation of your circadian rhythm, helping you feel more energized throughout the day and better rested at night. In addition to providing vitamin D, getting outside in the morning light also helps improve mental clarity and mood while reducing stress levels and promoting overall well-being. This is how, by increasing sunlight or light that mimics the sun’s rays, a person can reset their internal clock and promote better sleep hygiene.


Sleep is an important part of our daily lives, and it can be difficult to achieve quality rest when we’re struggling with insomnia. For those who are suffering from a circadian rhythm sleep disorder, sunlamp therapy can help. This type of sunlamp helps to reset the body’s internal clock, allowing those with insomnia to better align a sleep/circadian rhythm. Light therapy typically involves sitting in front of a lamp for 30 minutes each morning. This allows the bright light to activate the part of the brain that controls serotonin levels, this helps regulate mood and energy levels during the day. At night, decreasing exposure to blue light from electronics can help reduce the disruption of melatonin, allowing you to drift more easily into slumber.

Many people find that this type of therapy to get them back on track and allow them more restful sleep. It also has long-term heatlh benefits such as improving energy during the day and reducing feelings of sadness, irritability, and depression associated with insomnia. #ThinkTherapy

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