Evidence that homeostatic sleep regulation depends on ambient lighting conditions during wakefulness


Abstract

Summary:

This paper investigates the impact of different ambient lighting conditions during extended wakefulness on the homeostatic response to sleep loss, finding that both young and older participants responded with a higher homeostatic sleep response after exposure to white light and blue-enriched white light than after dim light.
Categories

Categories

  • Sleep and insomnia: The paper investigates the impact of different lighting conditions on sleep loss and recovery, finding that certain lighting conditions can enhance the homeostatic sleep response.
  • Alertness and performance: The paper discusses how different lighting conditions during wakefulness can impact alertness and subsequent sleep intensity.
  • Aging: The study includes both young and older participants, and discusses the impact of lighting conditions on sleep loss and recovery in both age groups.
  • Lighting Design Considerations: The paper's findings on the impact of different lighting conditions on sleep loss and recovery could have implications for lighting design, particularly in environments where individuals may experience extended periods of wakefulness.
Authors

Author(s)

C Cajochen, C Reichert, M Maire, LJM Schlangen
Publication Date

Publication Year:

2019
Citations

Number of Citations:

27