How it started

 

Being a night owl, Lucas' health took a serious downturn at the age of 19 when he started working as an engineering intern. He would go to bed at 10 pm every night in hopes of getting a solid night's sleep, but would always end up tossing and turning until the early mornings.

 

Lucas sought help from his doctor, who told him it was natural for a college student to sleep like this. In the following years, Lucas started seeing his doctor more and more often for serious health conditions such as pneumonia, digestive problems, and eventually severe depression.

 

This is when Lucas came across a study with over 433,000 participants, who all suffer from some of the same issues that he had. He realized this was a much bigger problem than he had imagined, and decided to dedicate his life to helping night-owls (and himself) live better lives. And in the journey, he met Dr. Jamie Zeitzer from Stanford, who spent his life researching light and circadian rhythms.