Jeff Patton, General Manager of Connected Home Products at GE Lighting, uncovers how lighting technologies can affect our sleep cycles

“You have to get your recommended hours of sleep each night,” is a phrase we’ve all heard before. According to the National Sleep Foundation, for adults ages 26 to 64 that number is between seven to nine hours. Yet even with this knowledge, most Americans fail to achieve a healthy or adequate amount. As everyone from professionals to athletes have experienced how productivity and performance shift based on their sleep habits, it’s necessary to look at the factors that help to promote a better night’s rest. And one thing that might surprise you is lighting.

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