When we are over-exposed to certain types of light—like the blue hues from our smartphones—it negatively affects our melatonin levels. By simulating natural lighting in your home, you can regulate your circadian rhythm and improve your overall wellbeing. Employ a tunable lighting system that automatically adjusts the color temperature to mimic sunlight throughout the day. Enjoy cooler lighting in the morning to stimulate activity, then bask in warmer tones in the evening to encourage relaxation. As you integrate human-centric lighting into your smart home, it's easy to pull up the ideal hue for any activity. Have custom scenes for relaxation, concentration or exercise saved into your system to easily pull them up from on-wall keypads, touchpads or mobile apps.
Employing authentic outdoor temperature changes in your home links directly to the idea of circadian climate, with certain temperatures evoking specific moods. Rethink the standard approach of turning down the thermostat to stay alert. Ambient temperature follows a pattern in most places: heating up in the morning and cooling down in the evening. As the temperatures drop, your body reacts to an internal signal to wind down. Regulate your internal clock with climate control that automatically adjusts throughout the day to keep your body optimized. Add humidity control to keep your home between 30-60 percent humidity for optimal air quality and respiratory function. If humidity rises, it exacerbates allergens and mold while dry air negatively affects your breathing.
Optimize your wellbeing with custom smart home scenes that elicit specific moods or correspond to different spaces in your home. When you want to relax after a long day at work, activate a scene in your living room with warm tunable lighting and relaxing soundscapes playing through your whole-home audio system. In the morning, your wellness scene mimics a sunrise using your tunable lighting and virtual window, adjusts your indoor temperature and plays nature sounds through your home speakers. Showcase spa-inspired scenes for relaxation using light, sound, water and temperature. Scenes can be designed to soothe your muscles, energize you in the morning or help you unwind in the evening.
Acoustic environments also affect your wellbeing. As humans, we’re wired to hear nature soundscapes and use them to relax and unwind. Calming nature sounds alter the connections in our brains and reduce typical fight-or-flight responses. Even your concentration improves when incorporating certain sounds into your home spaces. Imagine the last time you listened to the sound of waves, the gentle flow of a creek or the rustling of leaves. How can you best integrate natural sounds in your home? Optimize your soundscapes by playing them through your whole-home audio system. When you're feeling overwhelmed or if you need a little help falling asleep, pull up a soothing soundscape through your mobile app, touchpad or keypad.
Create an immersive environment similar to a dedicated home theater to bask in a healing haven within the comfort of your home. Now you can occupy this dedicated cocoon to generate a specific mood on command. Make use of nature videos that recreate the great outdoors inside your home. Immersive sound creates a 360-degree aural simulation using nature sounds. Set the circadian lighting to match your mood or time of day. Include specialized seating, including zero gravity chairs, to use your room for meditation, yoga or exercise. With light and acoustic isolation, you don’t have to worry about external noise ruining your in-home escape. Employ these havens as multi-purpose rooms that are also ideal for watching movies or listening to music.
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