CIRCADIAN MEDICINE

Overview of therapies

BLUE LIGHT THERAPY

INTENSIVE CARE UNITS

CHRONOTHERAPY

ICUs are a crucial part of the recovery process with the purpose of providing patients with 24h care. However, between the constant medical interventions, loud equipment, and constant lighting, patients in the ICU are subject to disrupted rhythms which can exert the opposite effect on health and recovery.
Chronotherapy is an emerging field of medicine that uses circadian rhythms to create perfectly timed therapies that target the circadian system. A classic example is timing the use of drugs to coincide with a time when they can be most effective.
The use of artificial light in altering the the physiology of mammals has received a lot of focus recently.  For humans, scientists discovered that over exposure to blue light during sleep time can cause disrupted sleep, however what is truly revolutionary is the use of blue light in the breeding industry.