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Why ambient lighting is an essential for wellness enthusiasts

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Let there be light! Well, just the right amount of light, anyway. You might be surprised to learn that utterly bathing yourself in light isn’t always the best measure for safeguarding your wellbeing. There’s much to be said for ambient lighting – a softer, gentler form of lighting.

Nonetheless, striking just the right balance with your ambient lighting for optimum wellness can be tricky, as the following revelations about this especially peculiar type of lighting attest.

 

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What’s the big deal about ambient lighting?

Considering that, as The Science Times reports, 80% of our lives are spent indoors, you could be tempted to think that it’s a simple case of “the more, the better” when it comes to indoor lighting. Indeed, interior designers are often eager to maximise the natural light that enters an indoor space.

However, it doesn’t strictly follow that you should simply switch on some fluorescent lighting to full blast. Daily Harmony points out that fluorescent lighting is prone to flickering – which, though typically imperceptible, can lead to eyestrain.

Where you find that artificial lighting is practically necessary, the trick is to set it up to emulate natural lighting. In this way, you can keep eye strain at bay while potentially improving your mood and productivity.

 

Light and dark: two sides of the same coin

People are usually warned against working in darkness, but research suggests that darkness itself isn’t really the problem – at least not when combined with a fair share of light. It bears emphasis that both humans and animals are deeply connected to light, which generally dictates when we are awake instead of asleep.

All the same, though, excessive electrical lighting – as resulting from the likes of street lighting, vehicle headlights and neon signs, giving rise to “light pollution” – can adversely affect our circadian rhythm. Therefore, we need to be careful to get the balance between light and dark just right.

The precise type of ambient lighting can be important. Research indicates that some types can increase alertness and affect energy levels. By way of example, if you want to illuminate a workspace in a way that makes your employees more energetic and alert, then blue lighting could be a good choice.

 

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How can you set up ambient lighting?

Here’s some great news: there are various options for ambient lighting. These include table lamps, which the Better Homes & Gardens website recommends you place so that the bottom of the shade meets roughly your eye level. An overly high shade here could result in eyestrain-causing glare, while a shade left too low could deflect too much of the light onto the table.

Ambient lighting, by its very nature, isn’t overbearing and, consequently, could struggle to cover a whole room. For this reason, you might need to place multiple lighting fixtures around the room to ensure a consistent concentration of this lighting – and that’s where floor lamps can help. You could be pleasantly surprised by the variety of lighting fixtures on sale online.

 

 

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Giveaway – Win TU Oasis Jumpers for Boys Age 5

Happy Friday people! I am happy the weekend is here at last! It has been a very busy week for me juggling family, work and study. I am happy the weekend is here so I can hopefully catch my breath! How was your week? This week I am giving away 2 pairs of this TU Oasis Jumper size Age 5 to two lucky winners. This lovely jumper by TU comes in a cool blue shade with lots of cute graphic designs on it. It is a well designed jumper made to keep your little man warm and comfy this autumn and winter  season. I think the jumper is super cute!

 

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Giveaway Rules

To take part in this TU Oasis Jumpers for Boys Age 5, here are the rules you need to know –

  1. Follow Fashion and Style Police on Twitter and retweet this post.
  2. Follow Fashion and Style Police on Instagram.
  3. Leave me a confirming your entry and make sure you leave your Twitter name so I know where to find you.

 

This giveaway will run for 1 month and it is only open to UK residents over 18 years. . It ends 12 November at 11pm. There are 2 TU Oasis jumpers to give away so I will be selecting 2 lucky winners. The winners will be contacted on Twitter within 24 hours of the giveaway ending and will have to get back in touch with me within 48 hours or risk losing the prize. I will be randomly selecting the 2 lucky winners.

 

There will be more prizes to giveaway this month so keep reading the blog. You can also keep up with my giveaways on my Facebook page – Fashion and Style Police. I have another giveaway up at the moment for the makeup lovers, so do check that out here.

Thanks for reading. Good luck to everyone and have a fantastic weekend.

 

Autumn Season Relaxing Essentials

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Autumn is in full swing and I am loving the beauty of the season. Autumn leaves are so relaxing to look at and step on for some weird reason. I always look forward to the lovely weather. It is the start of a lot of celebrations with loads of family birthdays, blog birthday and Christmas. I went shopping outside the house today and was a bit shocked to see the stores have already started selling Christmas presents. I guess the time is almost here and the early birds have started (if not finished) shopping for Christmas already.

Here are some autumn season relaxing essentials that help me enjoy this lovely time of the year from the comfort of my home –

 

Blackspade Ladies 2 Piece PJ Pyjama Set

 

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Sleep is an important part of life. It is the way our body rests and gets ready for the day ahead. I like to make sure I get a decent amount of sleep every night (7 -8 hours). That helps me stay happy and efficient. Which is why the item on the list is a sleepwear. This lovely 2 piece pyjamas set by Blackspade is a new wardrobe addition. It is great for the season now that chill is in the air. I love the simple design and the soft cotton fabric it is made from. The fact that it comes with an elasticated waistband is also a plus. I find them way more comfortable, which helps me sleep even better.

 

Bath Robe 100% Egyptian Cotton Terry Towelling Robe Gown and Super Soft

 

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A good bathrobe means I can keep warm before and after a bath. I like my bathrobes in light colours like white and pink  because I find that they wake me up some more. This lovely bathrobe on Amazon is a great option if you are thinking of getting a new bath robe. I also think they make great Christmas presents too! There are different colours available so there should be a piece for everyone.

 

 

 

UBFEN Womens Mens Slippers Memory Foam Comfort Fuzzy Plush Lining Slip On House Shoes Indoor Outdoor

 

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I love this pair of slippers so much. The breathable knit design with the fluffy plush lining is so pretty. I can imagine how comfy it would be to have my feet inside these. It looks so pretty and relaxing, and there are loads of colours available too!

 

 

Havaianas Spring, Women’s Flip Flops

 

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I still like to wear my flip-flops around the house even in autumn, and I currently have my eye on this stunning pair by Havaianas. It is such a beauty! The sand grey/golden blush colour looks lovely. There are many shades available too!

 

 

 

Yankee Candle Large Jar Scented Candle Vanilla Cupcake

 

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No season is complete without my favourite candles. I am currently loving this Yankee Candle Vanilla Cupcake. It smells like a vanilla cake and the lovely fragrance is so long-lasting. It also burns for up to 150 hours. You should try it!

 

 

What do you think of these autumn season relaxing essentials?

 

 

 

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