Light Emitting Devices
Light Therapy is essentially exposing your eyes to specific wavelengths of light to aid wakefulness. Light Therapy may be used to influence your wake/sleep cycles (circadian rhythm) or to improve wakefulness and mental alertness during the day.
Exposure to natural light is an important factor in the regulation of a hormone called melatonin. In the body, the level of melatonin present will directly influence how awake someone may be; in a normal cycle, high levels of melatonin are generally found overnight while someone sleeps and then will decline to lower levels during the day resulting in wakefulness.
During the Australian winter when days are shorter people may suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (commonly known as the winter blues). If you are working in a space that doesn't have natural light or in a situation where you need to adjust your body clock a device such as the Luminette 2 or Lumie Body Clock can be incredibly useful.
These devices are light emitting which exposes you to a natural wavelength of light that is proven to suppress melatonin and increase mental alertness or wakefulness. Light Therapy can also be used to tactically reschedule your time in which you fall asleep or aim to wake in the morning.
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Light Blocking Eyewear
If you have read the above above about light emitting devices and the circadian rhythm, you may have a clearer idea that being exposed to light may suppress melatonin and increase wakefulness.
In the digital age, we should be aware of the possible ramifications of using digital devices during and into the evening. Naturally the body should begin releasing melatonin after dusk to begin to make you feel drowsy and prepare your body for sleep. If during the evening, you excessively use a computer, an eReader, smartphone or similar, you may be further exposed to light emitting devices. This exposure may mean we continue to suppress melatonin and disrupt our sleep onset.
If you find it difficult to go to sleep, your sleep is more restless than usual or you have a lot of issues waking up, introducing Light Blocking Eyewear may be the remedy.
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