iHCDP in the media

It has long been proven that daylight has a positive influence on physical and mental health. Nevertheless, this knowledge is rarely used in everyday life or in clinical practice. The Integrative Human Circadian Daylight Platform aims to change this over the next few years. The interdisciplinary project, led by the University of Basel, is supported by the Velux Foundation with more than two million Swiss francs.

A healthier life in the right light, Uni Basel News, September 2022

Disrupted sleep patterns affect mental health, and researchers now hope that repairing circadian rhythms could ease symptoms.

Can resetting the body clock help with depression?, Nature, August 2022

“I can’t even offer you a cup of coffee – I already packed up my coffee machine!”

Jean-Louis Scartezzini: a life devoted to the sun, EPFL News, January 2023

Many people sleep poorly. The University of Basel is now devoting a major research project to this topic.

How daylight affects sleep, Tagesanzeiger, September 2022 (German)

The first cities are switching off the spotlights at landmarks. Streetlights could also soon shine for shorter periods. How the new darkness affects the life of animals in the city – and that of humans.

The return of darkness, Süddeutsche Zeitung, August 2022 (German)

Life in the dark, Schweiz am Wochenende, December 2022 (German)

Winterblues und Depression, NZZ, November 2022 (German)

How chronotype is related to changing the clocks, Tagesanzeiger, October 2022 (German)

New research platform, UPK News, August 2022 (German) – Announcement of the iHCDP launch

Brauchen wir wegen der Hitze weniger Schlaf?, bz Basel, June 2022 (German)

“Unser Körper geht in eine Art Stand-by-Modus”, Bündner Woche, June 2022 (German)

So kommen Sie gut durch den Omikron-Winter, BLICK, December 2021 (German)

“Angestellte mit Fensterplatz sind glücklicher”, Berner Zeitung, December 2021 (German)