I do. I shorten my days in the spring and summer because I eat a real low carb paleo diet. For those who eat a classic paleo diet with lots of carbs do you allow for adjustments to light and carb intake and sleep onset?
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on July 14, 2011
at 11:53 PM
Absolutely! I always dim the lights as low as possible after sunset. I turn the tv off after sunset, I try and go to sleep within 2-3 hours of the sun going down, and am more lenient with my carbs during the summer. Once you start dimming the lights with the sun, being in a bright room after dark feels really weird/uncomfortable.
This is a great program that automatically adjusts the spectrum of light on your computer with the time of day.
Oh, and I just bought a lux meter to start seeing how much light is on in my house. lol
on March 26, 2015
at 01:56 AM
Rule of thumb: follow the sun.?? Shorter photoperiod in winter; longer in summer.??
on July 15, 2011
at 12:49 AM
TS Wiley talks about using red lensed glasses after dusk to eliminate the blue light that can interfere with melatonin production.
I was thinking about using my chicken lamp this winter when our days here are like 2 hours long. I figured the opposite of what you are doing - if light signals a "summer" mode and enables our bodies to make use of more carbs, wouldn't that make the body more metabolically flexible? So, you could use the light and still eat low carb and reap benefits, or allow yourself more and be okay as well. How off base am I here?