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Understanding circadian rhythm and the impact of light

The concept of circadian rhythm is fundamental to understanding how our bodies function. It’s a natural, internal process that regulates the sleep-wake cycle and repeats roughly every 24 hours. These rhythms are influenced by external cues like light and temperature, which help to align our bodily functions with the day and night cycle. How light […]

Link between nighttime light exposure and mental health 

In a recent study published in the journal Nature Mental Health, an international team of researchers conducted a large-scale, cross-sectional analysis of sleep, light exposure, mental health, and physical activity to understand the association between light exposure during the day and night and the risk of self-harm and psychiatric disorders.  The findings indicated that increased […]

The Ferry Project 

Established in 1998, Ferry Project is an award-winning social enterprise and registered charity that helps homeless people in Fenland.  The aim of Ferry Project is not simply to provide accommodation, but to give people the skills they need to enable them to live independently.  These include life skills such as cooking and cleaning, education courses, […]

Heanor Park Care Home

Circadian Lighting Benefits

BRIEF Ashmere Care Homes made a commitment to use new technology to improve the operation and facilities with circadian patient room lighting throughout their new build home for residents and staff at Heanor Park. Owner David Poxton was looking to design and create the optimum environment for older adult residents and those living with dementia, […]

Wellburn Care Home Group

BRIEF Wellburn Care Homes are embarking on major refurbishments and upgrades of some of their existing portfolio of care homes. Rachel Beckett, Chair of Wellburn Care Homes, is clear about gaining the benefits of Lighting For Circadian Rhythm and new technology to improve the care that they can deliver for residents. She had already identified […]

Future Care Group

Circadian Lighting Benefits

BRIEF The Future Care Group were upgrading two of their dementia care units in their sites at Oaklands House near Southampton and at Chestnut View in Haslemere, Surrey. Along with substantial re-decoration and room usage changes and upgrades, an improved bio-adaptive lighting scheme incorporating circadian-supportive lighting was identified as a key element to the unit’s […]

The impact of sleep and circadian disruption on the health and wellbeing of elderly people

Sleep is a vital component of our overall health and wellbeing, playing a crucial role in maintaining physical and cognitive functions. Unfortunately, sleep patterns tend to change as we age, often resulting in sleep disturbances and circadian rhythm disruptions among elderly individuals. This blog attempts to explore the risks associated with sleep and circadian disruption […]

UK’s first homeless facility to have circadian lighting 

The Ferry Project  Established in 1998, Ferry Project is an award-winning social enterprise and registered charity that helps homeless people in Fenland.  The aim of Ferry Project is not simply to provide accommodation, but to give people the skills they need to enable them to live independently.  These include life skills such as cooking and […]