Indoor Sunshine® and Vision, Depression & Sleep

Blue wavelengths in Indoor Sunshine® are designed to activate the newly discovered cells in the eyes called ipRGC (intrinsically photosensitive Retinal Ganglion Cells). The result: better visual acuity and often increased independence for seniors. Blue wavelengths raise serotonin levels so we’re more alert during the day and sleep better at night.

“Melatonin, the neurotransmitter that helps us sleep deeply through the night, is produced from serotonin. Suppressing melatonin production [during the day] raises the serotonin level in our brains.  ….This neurological pathway entrains our circadian rhythm to be awake during the day and sleep deeply at night.”  Dr. George Brainard, MD, Thomas Jefferson Medical College

In Light: Medicine of the Future, Jacob Liberman, OD, PhD, documents ten benefits of ultraviolet A and ultraviolet B (UV-A and UV-B). Indoor Sunshine® is pleased to provide small balanced amounts of UV-A and UV-B in its lights.