NASA's solution to astronaut insomnia is similar to Philips' solution to SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder)
Astronaut Michael Fincke showing off one of the LEDs
NASA's Solid State Lighting Module (SSLM)
NASA hopes the lights' positive effects will justify their $11.2 million cost
Sleep deprivation is no joke. It can cause lower performance, decreased memory, and even sickness. So, if you spend your life orbiting Earth on a $150B spacecraft, you're going to take sleep seriously. NASA, responding to an epidemic of insomnia, is ready to give the International Space Station (ISS) an LED makeover.
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