How do SleepSpec Work?
Research has shown that there is a connection between the increased amount of blue light in our modern environment and the growing incidence of sleep difficulties.
All artificial light contains blue light. In fact, fluorescent lights produce about 25% more blue light and LED’s about 35% more blue light than older, traditional incandescent lights.
This blue light suppresses the production of melatonin, commonly called the ‘sleep hormone’, which is responsible for controlling one’s sleep- and -awake cycles – also known as the circadian rhythm. This is our bodies’ natural, built-in, 24-hour cycle that controls our sleep patterns and which is directly associated with the day/night cycle of the earth’s orbit.
Sunlight contains blue light. Thus, as the sun rises melatonin production is suppressed and our bodies wake up, while at night – as the sun sets and light fades into darkness – there is less, or no, blue light and melatonin is produced, preparing the body to shift into sleep mode.
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Nowadays, however, artificial light from lamps, and particularly from electronic devices, causes the brain to struggle to distinguish the change from day to night. As a result, melatonin production is suppressed and therefore our bodies are unable to move effectively into sleep mode. Research indicates that to adequately prepare the body for sleep and allow for sufficient melatonin production, one should not be exposed to blue light for at least two hours before bed time!
Unfortunately, doing so would be near impossible in our modern lives, as it would mean switching off all blue light emitting devices, including: lights, televisions, smart phones, computers and tablets.
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SleepSpec has orange lenses that absorb blue light; thus, allowing for melatonin production.
It is only a very narrow bandwidth (460 to 480 nm) in the light spectrum that affects melatonin production; hence, Dr Daniel worked in a laboratory, using spectrometers, to ensure that the lenses used in SleepSpec absorb this exact bandwidth of blue light.
One is able to carry on with all normal activities, whether it be working, watching television, browsing on smart devices or reading e-books, whilst wearing the SleepSpec. SleepSpec effectively supports the body’s natural circadian rhythm, allowing one to regain a natural and healthy sleep pattern.