16 tips to wake up easier in The Guardian

Linda Geddes, journalist in the UK, published an article in the Guardian titled “No more snooze button: a complete guide to waking up feeling fantastic“. “Now the clocks have gone back and the days are getting shorter, it can be hard to get out of bed. But, from dawn simulators to a regular wakeup time,…

Human solutions for control rooms in Muscat

Invited by Honeywell and Medilux, Chrono@Work gave a lecture in Muscat (Oman) on ‘human solutions for control rooms’. In between very technical lectures and for a very special, interested audience, we talked about putting the human in the center of attention. What can we do to optimize the 24h environment for people working 24/7 in…

Linking light exposure and subsequent sleep: a field polysomnography study in humans

Marijke Gordijn is a co-author of a study featured at Sleep. Study objectives To determine the effect of light exposure on subsequent sleep characteristics under ambulatory field conditions. Methods Twenty healthy participants were fitted with ambulatory PSG and wrist-actigraphs to assess light exposure, rest-activity, sleep quality, timing and architecture. Laboratory salivary dim-light melatonin onset (DLMO)…

Short-wavelength attenuated polychromatic white light during work at night: limited melatonin suppression without substantial decline of alertness

Van de Werken, M., Giménez, M. C., de Vries, B., Beersma, D. G. M., & Gordijn, M. C. M. Short-wavelength attenuated polychromatic white light during work at night: limited melatonin suppression without substantial decline of alertness. Chronobiology International, 30(7), 843–854. (2013).