Lumie Bodyclock also known as a Wake-up-light
or Dawn simulator, is an alarm clock that wakes you up with a gradual
brightening light, naturally re-setting your sleep/wake cycle to help you feel
refreshed, alert and energised all day. The sunrise effect is a natural cue for
your body to reduce the production of sleep hormones, such as melatonin and gradually increase the
levels of those that help you get up and go (cortisol). Waking up with light everyday will help to keep your
sleep/wake cycle on track. This product is classed as a medical device in and is popular with people suffering insomnia,
depression, lack of energy and seasonal affective disorder.
Like most people today, we have busy
long schedule which means we need to start your day early. This constant
routine of waking up early, especially during the dark winter months, can
eventually take its toll on your performance as your circadian rhythm (the physical, mental
and behavioural changes that follow a roughly 24-hour cycle, responding primarily
to light and darkness in your environment) falls out of synch with your day
leaving you feeling tired and sluggish.
Research suggests that using a
bodyclock can boost mood, productivity and energy levels. Each morning it
resets your circadian rhythm helping to keep your sleep/wake cycle on track; at
night, the fading sunset is the natural way to wind down.
Lumie bodyclocks are designed and produced by a UK
company that have been supplying these wake up lights for several years to over
10 countries around the world and now to Australia through Wake Up Bright.
Lumie, specialise in light therapy and only light therapy, nothing else,
they have been researching, designing and developing light therapy products for
20 years, using the natural benefits of light to help treat many conditions.