Get a good night's sleep with Lumie
November 14, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Health NewsNovember 2007, Cambridge – Research suggests that over a third of the population suffers from a sleep disorder, often because their circadian rhythms are out of sync. Light therapy has been shown to alleviate many of these problems and Lumie, the light therapy specialists, have developed Bodyclock dawn simulators and a range of lights that can help ensure you get a good night's sleep.
Receptors in the eye let us know when it is day time or night time, so that our body clocks can adjust naturally. Research carried out at Flinders University, Australia has shown that bright light stimulation can significantly alter the circadian rhythm such that you wake up less in the night, sleep for longer and don't wake as early, thus reducing daytime tiredness. Lumie's range of lights include Brightspark and Desklamp, both of which can be incorporated into daily routines to provide effective light therapy that can help to encourage better sleeping patterns.
Bright light stimulation can also have significant impact on shift workers, who suffer from changes to their sleep patterns. The Biological Rhythms Research Laboratory, USA, demonstrated that bright light therapy increased night time alertness and the amount of daytime sleep at the end of a shift, thus reducing insomnia during the day.
Lumie bodyclock is also ideal for shift workers, allowing them to wake naturally to a sunrise, helping to adjust their bodyclocks, and allowing them to function at optimum levels when they need to be most alert.
Lumie lights retail from £115, and Lumie Bodyclock from £59.95 at stockists nationwide, including John Lewis (selected items) and Boots (selected items), and online at www.lumie.com. Stockist number 01954 780 500.
Press Contact: Cassandra Brown. Tel: 01954 786500. Email: Cassandra@lumie.com. www.lumie.com