Lights Out!

by Michael Smith (Veshengro)

Think about your sleeping schedule and how it effects your power consumption.

While it is certainly true that late at night power is usually at less demand, that is to say, after a certain watershed when everyone else has gone to bed. However, would it not be better to use less electricity yourself?

Tailoring your sleeping hours and sleep pattern somewhat closer to those of Mother Nature – the way She is in your region – would be a very good way to go. That way your lights will be on less and you will make larger use of natural light and unless you live in a bunker where natural light does not penetrate or, like me, live deep amongst trees where natural light too is not always that bright, your energy bill and your impact on the environment will be much less.

It will also benefit you personally in the way of health as our bodies – well those of most of us – are programmed in such a manner as to work with daylight and sleep when it is dark. I know not every body seems to function in that way but most of us are hardwired to follow that pattern.

© M Smith (Veshengro), June 2008