Melatonin and SleepSpec work together for better sleep

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 it is light. Without melatonin, the brain cannot prepare the body for sleep. 

SleepSpec is a non-invasive and non-medicated way of eliminating blue light from our environment. The orange lenses filter out all blue light. SleepSpec must be worn for a minimum of two hours before bedtime. This allows the body to produce this sleep hormone.

While wearing the SleepSpec, you can carry on with all activities like watching TV, using your cellphone, laptop, tablets etc. However, you can not drive while wearing SleepSpec. 

SleepSpecs have orange lenses which absorb blue light thus allowing for melatonin production. It is only a very narrow band of light (460 to 480 nm) which affects melatonin production so Dr Daniel worked in a laboratory with spectrometers to ensure that the lenses used in SleepSpec absorb this exact spectrum of blue light.

When you are ready to go to sleep, all lights, electronic devices etc should be turned off before taking off your SleepSpec. Your sleeping area should be kept as dark as possible with absolutely no night light.  Even the smallest amount of light can suppress melatonin production and disrupt one’s sleep. 

Cover all power buttons and lights (the small LED lights on Televisions as well as cellphones while they charge, etc) with Prestik and block out as much light as possible. 

Use the SleepSpec Shield/Mask to prevent any light from reaching the eyes.  The eye can perceive light through the eyelid even when closed. On waking at night – try not to turn on any lights.  Either use the amber coloured torch provided in the starter pack to see or put the SleepSpec back on before turning on any light.  

Melatonin has other important functions as well:

  • Melatonin is a powerful antioxidant and free radical scavenger and helps combat inflammation.
  • It is thought to help slow down the ageing of the brain.
  • Melatonin has been shown to have anti-cancer benefits.
  • It inhibits the proliferation of a certain cancer cell types as well as triggering cancer cell apoptosis (self destruction). (REF: Dr Mercola)
  • It interferes with the new blood supply tumours require for their rapid growth.
  • Melatonin can boost effectiveness and decrease the toxicity of chemotherapy.

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