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Your lightbulbs affect your baby’s sleep

LightingScience Definity Digital Good NightI went to the International Consumer Electronics Showcase earlier this month and ran across a rather interesting NASA-inspired project that included a downtime light.

I’d heard of the concept of happy lamps before, and even own one to kick start me in the winter as I get the blahs/SAD, but the concept of a sad lamp was not something I’d even considered.

A company called LightingScience is releasing a Good Night nightbulb, which tells your brain that it’s nap time. Can you guess whose room is going to be getting some of these? Yup.

What I learned from them is that certain lightbulbs, and screens, trick your brain into thinking it’s daytime and time to get up and love the world. Might be part of my long-running issues as I’ve had sleep problems since before time began, I’ll have to try these and not looking at screens too much.

I’ll hopefully be playing around with these in the near future, but if anyone has any comments on how they worked for you or your baby I’d be really interested in knowing.

You can find these at the manufacturer’s web site for about $70, which seems a bit pricey for a sleep bulb, but if it works it’s probably more than worth it. There’s also something similar on Amazon that I think might be the same thing, but it’s hard to tell.

Paul King

Paul King lives in Nashville Tennessee with his wife, two daughters and cats. He writes for Pocketables, theITBaby, and is an IT consultant along with doing tech support for a film production company.