Friday, January 22, 2016

Beating those insomnia blues

Hands up those of us who spend the last 30 minutes of our waking hours winding down with our mobile phones, tablets or e-readers. Now ask yourself: have you ever had trouble sleeping?

Scientists recently discovered that the blue light from our electronic devices – such as our mobile phones, tablets and computers – can disrupt sleep patterns and inhibit the production of melatonin, the chemical in our bodies that helps us fall asleep.

That’s why we at WaveWall have created WaveWall Sleep, a blue light filter that also acts as a screen protector, for mobile phones and tablets.

Our sleek screen protector covers your device’s screen and filters out the harmful blue light, without affecting the image quality. It helps us eliminate that wide-awake feeling and allows us to go straight to sleep.

Sleep is important for all of us – particularly teenagers. It helps our brains function well and is a major factor in our general health. In fact, sleep deprivation has been linked to diabetes, obesity and depression.

Humans naturally follow a 24-hour cycle, known as the circadian rhythm. Thanks to the advent of artificial light, we can work or play at any time of the day or night. This brings many benefits but the downside is that it can put our natural rhythm out of sync.

Dr Dieter Kunz, director of sleep research at Berlin Medical School, says blue’s benefit, and its detriment, are both a matter of timing. In one experiment, he showed that exposing healthy subjects to 30 minutes of 500 lux polychromatic blue light an hour before bedtime, in their natural home environment, delayed the onset of rapid eye movement sleep by 30 minutes.

He said: “A growing body of evidence suggests that a desynchronization of circadian rhythms may play a role in various tumoral diseases, diabetes, obesity, and depression.”

Priced at less than £7.99, WaveWall Sleep is specifically designed to cut out only the harmful wavelengths of blue light.

So now you can shield your screen, your eyes and sleep from damage.

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For further information or product reviews, please contact Noreen Coltman: / 0333 011 3481 / Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK
WaveWall Worldwide

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