I’m kinda surprised how easily I get jet lag when I travel. I need a day (or RedBull) to adjust when I get to my destination and if I’m going to somewhere beautiful like Europe, I really don’t want to waste a day catching up on my zzz’s.
- Warm white light during overnight flights helps stimulate melatonin production and increase passenger relaxation. Warm lighting reduces the heart rate and yields “medically measurable improvement” in sleep patterns.
- Blue-rich cold light in the morning increases alterness. The “cooler” light suppresses melatonin production. The benefit to passengers is better productivity and more enjoyment over the course of the arrival day after a long trip.
- Reddening the colour slightly at dawn and dusk, and simulating sunrise and sunset, can reduce fatigue during long-haul flights.