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August 2019

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Interviewing Vencasa about the link between your bed and sleep

There are many factors that can influence the quality of sleep that you are getting. Such as lighting in the room as well noise levels surrounding you as well as the temperature of the room. Your bed is also a big factor when it comes to the quality of sleep you are getting. We approached Vencasa with a couple of questions to learn how your bed can influence your sleep. Vencasa are known experts when it comes beds and how [...]

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The Link Between Caffeine and Sleep

Caffeine can be found in many different drinks and foods like tea, coffee, chocolate and soft drinks. It is also found in some medications. Caffeine promotes alertness by inhibiting chemicals in the brain that promote sleep. Caffeine absorbs rapidly into the bloodstream and reaches peak levels within 30-70 minutes. Its effects can then last 3 to 7 hours, but it may take up to 24 hours to fully eliminate this substance from the body. Important Things to Know About Caffeine and [...]

July 2019

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Is checking a smartphone during the night bad for sleep? [Sourced]

A team of American scientists observed how the brain reacts to short, intense exposure to blue light in order to determine how sleep is affected.  Smartphones are now so integral to daily life that some people take them to bed. However, several studies have shown that the blue light they emit has negative effects on health, especially sleep. A new study appearing in the journal eLife analysed the effects of short bursts of blue light on the sleep cycle. “We all have smartphones, [...]

What can you do while wearing SleepSpec?

SleepSpec requires to be worn a minimum of 2 hours before going to sleep. Yet that does not mean you must stop your usual nightly routine just because you are wearing your specs. You can: Watch televisionWork on your laptopRead your kindle or use your tabletPlayPerform household chores like cooking, laundry, washing the floor, dishes etc… In fact, you can do basically anything you would normally do when wearing glasses without the worry of blue light interfering with your sleep. The only thing [...]

June 2019

SleepSpec and Melatonin

Melatonin and SleepSpec work together for better sleep

Blue light, which is emitted from most electronic devices including televisions, cellphones, tablets and e-readers as well as from fluorescent and LED lights suppresses the production of melatonin. Melatonin is the sleep hormone.  Melatonin is a hormone that regulates human sleep and wake cycles. It is primarily released by the pineal gland. The production and release of melatonin in the brain are connected to the time of day. It increases when it is dark and decreasing when [...]

Can You Pay Back Your Sleep Debt?

Are you sacrificing your productivity of tomorrow to complete today’s deadline driven task? Pulling a late night or even worse an all-nighter can have a disastrous effect on your body and mind over the following days as your body tries to recover from the lack of sleep.  Your sleep debt is made worse by skimping on your sleep hours because you have other things you either have to do or rather would prefer doing. With today’s deadline driven and [...]

May 2019

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7 Things To Do To Counter Sleep Deprivation

Sleep deprivation can make you grumpy, foggy and forgetful. Not getting enough sleep can affect your sex life, memory, health, looks, and even ability to lose weight. Sleep deprivation was a factor in some of the biggest disasters in recent history, like the 1979 nuclear accident at Three Mile Island, the massive Exxon Valdez oil spill, the 1986 nuclear meltdown at Chernobyl, and others. Feel fine on just six hours of sleep? The problem is not how you feel [...]

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Hitting Snooze And Your Sleep

Lightning fast reflexes when the alarm goes off in the morning is something all of us have. However, most of us hit snooze to squeeze in those few extra minutes of blissful sleep rather than actually waking up. Those few extra minutes, are they really all that blissful or are they actually sabotaging the entire day? Hitting the snooze button repeatedly, trains our minds to recognise the alarm as a ‘just a few more minutes’ sound, rather than recognising [...]

April 2019

Munga Riders go to sleep with SleepSpec

The importance of sleep in athletic performance has become the focus of attention for sports physicians around the world as individuals and teams look for anything that will give them the advantage over their rivals. Sleep helps the body repair itself so if an athlete is not getting enough sleep, then they will not be able to perform at their peak. Developed by a South African specialist ophthalmologist, SleepSpec are scientifically engineered glasses with amber tinted lenses which filter out [...]

How SleepSpec Aids Sleep

Innovative tinted specs help eliminate blue light for a good night’s sleep! Research has shown that the number of individuals who are suffering from sleep disorders has increased dramatically in recent years.  While some of the blame is as a result of stress and poor lifestyle, the main culprit is thought to be the amount of blue light in our modern environment. According to specialist ophthalmologist Dr Robert Daniel, developer of South Africa’s first non-invasive, non-mediated sleep solution called SleepSpec, research [...]