Light therapy is based on decades of scientific research. Blue light immediately affects the brain stimulation and regulation of your sleep/wake-cycle, through the eyes (retina and the optic nerve) to the biological clock in your brain.
This timing mechanism influences your alertness, concentration, mood and sleep. And is crucial for your health and general wellbeing. Now that the 24-hour economy is putting an even more increasing mark on social life, the effects of the disruption of natural biological rhythms are becoming clearer.
Adjust your sleep: Re-adjust your sleep rhythm to changes in your daily routine, leaving you well rested and energized. Ideal for shiftwork.
Boost your energy: Receive instant energy with light therapy by shortly wearing Propeaq light glasses. Stop the winterblues.
No more Jet-Lag: Adjust your body clock to the timezone of your destination and reduce or avoid jet lag altogether. A must have for frequent flyers.
Peak performance: Plan your best performance by shifting your bio rhythm. So you can peak when you want. A boost for athletes and corporate professionals.
What actually happens when you use light therapy glasses?
The blue light from these extremely effective light glasses suppresses the production of melatonin. Melatonin is produced at night by your pineal gland (epiphysis) and signals the brain to get ready for sleep. During your sleep cycles, the recovery of your body takes place and so sleep is extremely essential for cognitive and physical functioning and your health in general.
The rhythm of the secretion of melatonin is endogenous controlled by the biological clock in the brain, which in turn is controlled by clock genes and (day)light falling on the eye. The retina of the eye has special ganglion cells that, under the influence of the photo pigment melanopsin and light, control the SCN*.
The changeable red lenses in these glasses on the other hand do not suppress the production of melatonin. So by a well-timed use of the changeable light-blue lenses in combination with the blue light and the red lenses (without the light), it is possible to shift the sleep-wake rhythm to a later or earlier period. This does not affect the duration and quality of sleep. For a shift to a later time, light blue lenses with blue light (30 minutes) just before bedtime is followed by a sleep of at least 8 hours. This way the sleep-wake rhythm can be shifted at least 1,5 hours per day. For a shift to an earlier time one uses the light blue lenses with blue light (30 minutes) in the morning and the red lenses (with no light) in the evening. In this manner, an 1 hour shift per twenty-four hours can be achieved. In all cases it is important that a sleep of approximately 8 hours is achieved.
Numerous clinical studies have concluded that the strongest wavelength for melatonin suppression is from the blue spectrum. With melatonin suppression you can readjust your biological clock and increase your health and wellbeing. The Propeaq integrated LED’s supply blue light at the optimal frequency.
Light and darkness have shaped human history from the beginning of mankind. The constant cycle of day and night influence changes in our behavior and physiology just like in any other living creature. This fundamental rhythm is controlled by genetically manifested timers that reside deep within our bodies and is guided by our biological clock. It dictates our everyday life – from hormone releases to metabolic changes and cardiovascular activities.
The science studying the biological rhythm is called Chronobiology, and has been gaining importance the last 40 years. Nowadays developments like light therapy glasses allow us to actively modify and improve our biological clocks in order to lead happier, healthier, and more active lives.
* The suprachiasmatic nucleus or nuclei (SCN) is a tiny region of the brain in the hypothalamus, situated directly above the optic chiasm. It is responsible for controlling circadian rhythms.