Fatal Conveniences™: Artificial Light: Turning Your Back on the Sun

Fatal Conveniences™: Artificial Light: Turning Your Back on the Sun

Natural light is such a huge part of the human life cycle. But over the last 100 or so years, we’ve begun to rely on artificial light more and more. What is all this fake lighting doing to our health?

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Nature relies on the sun. Humans used to, too. Now we rely on artificial light.

The sun has been the central part of all living things for as long as the Earth has existed. And as much as humans have disregarded its power in recent years, it still controls us. The sun plays a central role in your sleep cycles, your hormone regulation and your mental health. However, the introduction of more and more artificial light into our daily lives significantly impacts our collective health. 

All these technological advances have indeed made human life easier, and in many cases, better. But all that convenience comes at a price. Look, artificial light has a major role in human life, and there’s no doubt it’s shaped our modern society. I’m not going to toss out my light bulbs anytime soon, but I do make a conscious effort to incorporate as much natural light into my daily life as possible. It’s time to find a healthy balance between artificial and natural light.

SEGMENT BREAKDOWN
  • [00:02:00] How light has shaped society
  • [00:04:15] The three main types of artificial lights
  • [00:06:27] What is light pollution?
  • [00:09:00] The difference between natural and artificial light
  • [00:12:50] What is artificial light doing to your eyes?
  • [00:15:42] How to make small changes to get more natural light

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