The Importance Of Sleep

Here’s something you should lose sleep over.


The Problem

Ah, to sleep, perchance to dream. Wouldn’t that be wonderful? But it seems everyone is so busy today – busy working, busy taking kids to school, busy trying to fit in another 15 minutes of checking email, another 20 minutes of exercise into a day, or even a week. We keep bouncing from one thing to another like a human pinball. 

What suffers in all the busy-ness is our sleep, as we try to squeeze in an extra hour of doing “something important” at the beginning or end of the day. 

Most people know that without a full night’s sleep, it’s harder to concentrate or make decisions, you might even get cranky and short-tempered, but there are a lot of other even more serious impacts lack of sleep has.

For one thing, it’s harder for your brain to form new memories, so any new experiences, any new information that enters your brain has no staying power; that’s why it might seem like you’re overly forgetful. Lack of sleep has also been linked to Alzheimer’s disease, problems in male reproductive systems, hyperactivity, as well as various forms of cancer. 

The Nano-Lit Solution

Because we spend 90% of our time indoors, our bio rhythms and sleep patterns are deeply affected by the kind of light we’re under – normally the blue-spectrum fluorescent tubes. What our bodies really need is lighting that simulates the outdoors – the changing light of day – to match our circadian rhythms.  

Nano-Lit has created this exact technology, allowing standard fluorescent lights to be retrofit with a diffuser that causes the bulb to simulate daylight – changing in colour and intensity throughout the day. The result is an environment optimized for focus, efficiency and circadian rhythm maintenance, resulting in improved health, increased productivity and better sleep patterns. 

Investment Update

Nano-Lit is currently 65% of the way to a $125,000 goal on Frontfundr ( The campaign ends in June.