― Daylight Physiology
Children have greater sensitivity to daylight compared with adults
Non-visible light without our knowledge can change and regulate the response from our circadian system
Visible light affects how well we can see an object.
Light has both visual and non-visual impacts on the eye and the brain.
Visible and Non-visible Light
Light has both visual and non-visual impacts on children. While visible light directly affects everyday activities, non-visible light can change and regulate the response from our circadian system.
Teenagers have a shorter sleep duration than young children and longer than adults. If they have not fully rested, students arrive at school with high melatonin levels, impacting their internal clock.
Children are more sensitive to daylight than older teenagers and adults because they have larger pupils and are more susceptible to light-induced melatonin suppression, affecting their sleeping patterns and social behavior.