Wake Up with Lumie

This weekend the clocks are going back, and with that extra hour in bed on Sunday morning you’ll get at least four months of dark evenings and cold nights. I know how difficult it can be to get out of bed on a normal day, I’m known for pressing ‘snooze’ on my alarm so many time I may as well not set one, so I definitely understand why waking up on a dark day will be almost impossible. However, we may have the solution.

We have a range of Wake Up Lights from Lumie that wake you up gently on a morning with gradual light, simulating a sunrise. The Bodyclock is designed to wake you up naturally and rather than being jerked awake by a loud noise, your body gets used to the waking process so that you won’t feel the need to hit snooze for another ten minutes (or in my case an hour!) The light is a signal boost for your body to ease the production of sleep hormones like melatonin and to increase levels of the hormones that help you wake up, for example cortisol. A dawn simulator is a great way to keep your sleep cycle on track, and they even help to boost your mood, energy and productivity levels for the day.

Along with three dawn simulators to choose from, we also have a range of lights that can be used to treat symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Those who suffer from SAD tend to suffer from tiredness, over-eating and a lack of energy more than others, particularly in Winter when there is less sunshine and you are more likely to be stuck indoors. From the Desklamp to the Brazil Light Box you’ll find the perfect light whether you want to use it for prolonged periods of time or just a few minutes each day.

Lumie has been researching and developing bright lights to treat SAD since 1991 and has worked with the scientific community over the years to perfect their products. The company is currently working with Liverpool John Moores University in the sports science department and is also in the EuRhythDia consortium investigating circadian rhythms and type 2 diabetes. Its products are medical devices certified to the Medical Devices Directive (93/42/EEC) and are supplied to the NHS. This is not just a company producing products that might be beneficial, they are medically certified to make a difference to your everyday life.

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