A recent study, conducted in China, found that artificial light at night affects the human body’s internal clock, leading to impaired blood sugar regulation.
Over 100,000 individuals in China were included in the review. People who were exposed to the brightest artificial light at night had a 28% higher chance of developing diabetes.
Exposure to high levels of artificial light at night is connected to decreased function of beta cells, which regulate blood sugar levels through the release of insulin, a hormone produced in the pancreas.
The circadian rhythm is your body’s internal clock that regulates sleep patterns and hormone secretion.
This study shows how outdoor artificial light at night can tamper with this natural rhythm, leading to several health problems like diabetes.
Imagine the effect of artificial light indoors, where we spend 90% of our time.
Using light that mimics sunlight indoors automatically, such as KUMUX lighting, adapts the light settings at night when the user turns on the lights.
A warm color temperature and low brightness are set to avoid the impact of artificial light on our body’s inner clocks and a reduction of the risk of suffering from metabolic diseases such as diabetes.