The circadian rhythm, or internal biological clock, plays a major role in regulating our sleep, energy and mood. Hormones have a crucial influence on this process, and recent scientific studies have highlighted their importance in maintaining our health and well-being. In this article, we will examine the role of hormones in regulating circadian rhythm and present Arits' innovative solution to harmonize these processes using light.
Circadian rhythm and the importance of hormones
Our circadian rhythm is controlled by a complex set of biochemical processes that are influenced by environmental factors such as light and temperature. Hormones play a key role in regulating these processes, acting as chemical messengers to synchronize our biological clock with our environment. Among the main hormones involved in regulating the circadian rhythm are melatonin, cortisol and endorphins.
Melatonin - the sleep hormone
Melatonin, often called the “sleep hormone,” is produced by the pineal gland in response to darkness. Its main role is to regulate our sleep-wake cycle by promoting falling asleep and maintaining restful sleep. Scientific studies have shown that melatonin production is closely linked to light exposure, and an imbalance in the secretion of this hormone can lead to sleep disorders such as insomnia and jet lag.
Cortisol - the stress and arousal hormone
Cortisol is a steroid hormone produced by the adrenal glands, and it is often associated with stress. However, it also plays an important role in regulating our circadian rhythm by promoting arousal and activation. Cortisol levels fluctuate throughout the day, peaking in the morning to facilitate wakefulness and gradually decreasing throughout the day to prepare our bodies for sleep.
Endorphins - the feel-good hormones
Endorphins are neurotransmitters that act as natural painkillers and are often called "the happy hormones." They are released in response to stimuli such as exercise, laughter and exposure to sunlight. Endorphins help regulate our mood and circadian rhythm by promoting a feeling of well-being and helping to combat fatigue and depression.
Arits' innovative solution to regulate hormones and circadian rhythm using light
The technology developed by Arits, and in particular the Artieta lamp, aims to optimize exposure to light and promote the secretion of hormones essential for the regulation of our circadian rhythm. Artieta simulates the natural cycle of the sun by adjusting the power and color of light (lumens and kelvins) throughout the day. This automatic adaptation is designed to stimulate the production of hormones such as melatonin, cortisol and endorphins, based on your waking and bedtimes.
Using Artieta has several benefits for your health and well-being:
Optimization of the awakening phase: The lamp gradually transitions from the glow of a candle to the light of the morning sun over a period of 30 minutes, thus facilitating a natural and pleasant awakening.
Light therapy stimulation: Artieta provides 3,000 lumens of light at 6,500 kelvins for 2 hours, allowing effective exposure to intense light, similar to mid-day sunlight, to stimulate the production of endorphins and cortisol .
All-day support: Artieta offers a stable, flicker-free 5,000 kelvin light with a melanopic ratio close to 1, which suppresses melatonin production and thus maintains your energy and alertness levels.
Preparation for sleep: At the end of the day, Artieta adopts a warm and soft light, promoting the production of melatonin and helping your body prepare for restful sleep.
Hormones play a central role in regulating our circadian rhythm and overall well-being. Scientific advances in understanding how they work have enabled the development of innovative solutions like Artieta from Arits. With this technology, you can harmonize your biological clock and enjoy better quality sleep, better concentration, increased productivity and improved stress resistance.