Do dark days affect your energy levels? Is your best harder to achieve when winter comes? The CEO of Light Cognitive, Sami Salomaa reveals how his lights reduce the symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder and optimize your life by synchronizing your days. Find the show notes here — Decoding Superhuman.com/LightCognitive
“In South Africa, I had a room facing into the Indian Ocean. I would wake up early in the morning, with the sunrise. It was excellent. They spoke about the green flash. So, I woke up every morning to see if I could see the green flash. I'm not sure if I ever saw it but the point is something like this burns into your head. You think this is what mornings should be every time.”
Who is Sami Salomaa?
Sami Salomaa is the founder of Light Cognitive, a startup that designs unique lighting solutions dedicated to well-being and performance.
Prior to starting Light Cognitive, Sami worked for eight years at Nokia CFO office in New York. He has extensive experience in building innovative and complex business models at the crossroads of finance and technology.
After returning to Helsinki and Nordic weather conditions he realized how fundamental the role of light is for our holistic well-being, alertness, and recovery. Basing his innovation on physics models he started developing a solution for re-creating natural light in indoor spaces.
Sami is passionate about well-being and how technology can help people feel better and achieve more. His favorite recipe for well-being is a day skiing and a bright Alpine sky.
Sami graduated from the Helsinki University of Technology, with a Master of Science in Technical Physics and Applied Mathematics. He currently resides in Cambridge, UK, and examines the possibilities of AI.
What is the Light Cognitive?
Light Cognitive uses broad spectrum lighting to control when the day starts and when it ends. They solve year round circadian rhythm issue by activating melanopsin at the right times.
Key Highlights of the discussion with Sami Salomaa:
Sami’s Pet Peeves about the Medical Industrial Complex:
Sami’s Tip for Enhancing Focus:
Sami Finds Inspiration in:
One of my favorite tools for cognitive enhancement, especially after long plan rides, is Blue Cannatine. The delivery mechanism is unique (buccle troche). It is especially effective for me on improving short-term memory, focus, and verbal fluency. It’s the closest thing that I found to NZT and I think you guys should try it out. Enter the code BOOMER for 10% off your purchase. Full disclosure: I am involved with the company (I like the product that much).View Company
I’ve been fascinated by blood flow restriction training for a very long time. And the guys at Bstrong did some really cool innovations with their technology. I use it just about every day, high reps, low number of sets, a few exercises. And in 20 minutes I have a fantastic workout, which I know is triggering an anabolic response and who doesn’t like that. So if you want to get your Bstrong blood flow restriction device, head on over to bstrong.training and enter the code BOOMER for 10% off.View Company