Here comes the sun!

In a previous post, I talked about the use of light therapy to boost energy, regulate sleep and prevent winter blues or seasonal affective disorder (SAD). I recently learned that scientists in Italy have developed a skylight that imitates the sun in a clear blue sky. It reproduces real sushine!

The light is called Coelux. It brings natural daylight to rooms with no windows. It’s an ideal solution to “iceberg” homes, apartments or structures with underground living spaces. It can bring a pleasant atmosphere as more people experience the sky and feel the warmth of the sunshine in their basements. This is a relatively new invention. It will be interesting to find out the health benefits of the light and its impact on stress, sleep and the winter blues.

To see the light in action, check out the video clip below.

Julie Zimmer

Julie has extensive experience in nursing practice and education in a wide range of fields from intensive/coronary care, to medical-surgical to community and public health. Julie has Bachelor Degrees in Psychology and Nursing, and a Master’s Degree in Community Health Nursing Education. She has taught in faculties of nursing and in various communities in Toronto, Canada and in Geneva, Switzerland, and is a consultant to the International Council of Nurses (ICN). Julie also has years of experience teaching English as a foreign language (EFL) in addition to coordinating an English department in a Swiss private school.

2 thoughts on “Here comes the sun!

  1. Amazing! It’s encouraging to see that there are scientists devoting time and resource to the science of light, it’s so important. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for directing me to yours!

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