April 23rd, 2009


Sunlight and work and sleep

There's an interesting article in the New York Timese about how people's sleep patterns vary, both over age groups and just across different people based on genetics. Reading this:

"Bright light has a powerful effect in shifting the phase of our body clock, and if we don’t see much bright light — and many office workers do not — then our circadian health suffers."

made me wonder if a lot of the decrease in my insomnia (anyone notice a reduction in my complaints about a lack of sleep?) has actually been related to getting a window office at work, which happened, what, in the summer last year? I fought hard to get the one window seat in my team, and if I'm not mistaken, that benefit is still paying off.

Otherwise, my health is improved again today, though I'm trying to figure out what to do with a free night ... maybe I can get a ticket to see Man of Aran - might be a nice mental companion to Riders to the Sea. Pop-up tea room for lunch today, that's for sure!