Why does sleep change when we age?

Why does sleep change when we age?

Does our sleep change when we age? YES. For many reasons, including the decrease in melatonin production. With lower levels available for secretion, it's critically important to protect the mechanism that activates its release. Learn how.

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April 20, 2021
Do teenagers have a different circadian rhythm?

Do teenagers have a different circadian rhythm?

Why do teenagers stay up late at night? Are they just being defiant teenagers or is there a biological rationale? It's a bit of both, but melatonin definitely plays a role. Learn about these challenging sleep years and what you can do to help them.



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April 13, 2021
Babies: When do they develop a circadian rhythm?

Babies: When do they develop a circadian rhythm?

Regardless of your age, the daily cycling of the circadian rhythm is the same. And just as adults respond to external light, babies react in the same way. Managing their light exposure will help establish a healthy circadian rhythm at a young age.

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April 06, 2021
How does blue light affect your melatonin?

How does blue light affect your melatonin?

Melatonin is released when our eyes detect darkness. By exposing ourselves to blue light at night, from screens and light bulbs, our eyes don't register it's night-time so the message to release melatonin is not received. Want solutions?

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March 25, 2021
Is blue light harming my kid’s development?

Is blue light harming my kid’s development?

Are my kids being harmed by too much blue light? Blue light is damaging sleep, moods, and brain focus in the short-term. Longer-term, lack of sleep is detrimental to our mitochondria, leading to chronic illnesses such as cancer and diabetes.

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March 15, 2021
How to adjust to daylight saving time - this Sunday

How to adjust to daylight saving time - this Sunday

Daylight saving time change happens this Sunday. This time change plays havoc with our circadian rhythm but you can prepare for it. The best way is to adjust your bedtime routine by 20 minutes each night, starting this Thursday.

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March 10, 2021
What is sun gazing and why should I do it?

What is sun gazing and why should I do it?

Sun gazing is the practice of staring at the sun directly as it rises and sets everyday. The benefits of this simple act are both physical and psychological.

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February 24, 2021
How much sun should I get daily?

How much sun should I get daily?

Getting sun every day is important for your health, but the sun provides different benefits throughout the day. Early morning and late afternoon sun is best for your circadian rhythm, midday sun is best for increasing your vitamin D content.

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February 22, 2021
Matt Maruca The Light Diet

The Light Diet: Optimized Health Through Light

The Light Diet is a culmination of over 8 years of research and self experimentation to find the solution to my poor health. During this journey, I discovered the most important factor for living our best life – LIGHT. Please take advantage of my learnings from the experts and make changes to improve your own life. 



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February 09, 2021
How the Circadian Rhythm works daily

How the Circadian Rhythm works daily

The Circadian Rhythms is in fact made up of billions of circadian clocks, found in our cells throughout the brain and body. Light is one of the driving factors, setting its rhythm.

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January 27, 2021
How to protect your circadian rhythm at night-time

How to protect your circadian rhythm at night-time

Our Circadian Rhythm needs protecting at night, especially from harmful artificial blue light. Exposure to it is suppressing the release of our sleep hormone, melatonin, and destroying our ability to have restful sleep.

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January 27, 2021
How to reset your Circadian Rhythm

How to reset your Circadian Rhythm

Reset your Circadian Rhythm everyday with this simple exercise - watching the sunrise. You'll feel better, be more focused and have increased energy to take on the day.

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January 27, 2021