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Exciting New Advancements in LED Technology May Help You Sleep Better!

February 20, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 232

You may like them for their long-lasting productivity and low energy cost. Or you may loathe them because they cost too much and they give off a harsh light. Or you could believe that LEDs are nothing more than a government plot.

LEDs have existed for a number of years, but recently they have become much more prominent in recent years. Early on they were found most frequently in electronics. Lately they have emerged as Christmas lights, flashlights and many other household items.

Today there might be a surprising, amazing way to use LED lights - they could aid you to be able to sleep better! How will that happen?

Artificial Lighting and Sleep

Humans are made to dwell in natural light. In the old days, if the sun shone, we had daylight and were able to do our work. When the sun dipped below the horizon darkness descended and toil had to end. Later fire was utilized to create a light source the night time. At last, artificial light was created by Edison's light bulb and our world was enlightened in a new way.

Our physical selves are meant to sleep on a twenty four hour schedule, dictated by a circadian biorhythm that is synchronized by natural sunlight. Artificial light upsets this daily cycle making it more difficult for us to sleep at night. Sleep disorders like insomnia, anxiety and chronic tiredness were almost unheard of prior to the common use of artificial lighting to stretch the day.

It is well known that artificial lighting impairs our quality and duration of sleep at night. The most popular offenders are TVs, computers and back-lit electronic devices. Studies have found that these sources of light prevent us from producing melatonin in the evening before bedtime. Apparently our eyes do more than see. They additionally contain receptors that affect lower level functions of the brain such as those that help regulate our sleep cycle.

Enter LEDs

An LED, or light-emitting diode, is a digital device that is highly configurable. Color, frequency and brightness can each be fine tuned precisely to yield any kind of light desired.

For a couple decades now research has been conducted to learn whether LEDs can be utilized to modify sleep in any way. Recent results are definitely promising. Specific frequencies and colors can be used to inhibit the production of melatonin, producing the effect of making people alert and awake. Different settings can produce the opposite effect, encouraging melatonin production and inducing drowsiness.

Many possible applications for such technology could be coming soon. Think of your laptop that is back-lit with LEDs and that automatically alters lighting during the day to keep you alert when you are trying to be productive, but which gets you ready to sleep in the evening. Those in the know believe we are only a couple years away from the first "biological specific lights" entering the market.

Watch out for these and other next-generation technologies!

And finally, if you are interested in learning more about how to sleep better, please check out our online guide to better sleep at

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