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FAQs from “Sleep 2015″ in Seattle

by Laura Falls on 18 Jun 2015 Organised by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Sleep 2015 was one the world’s largest events dedicated to sleep medicine and research.  Held in Seattle, the event was attended by thousands of sleep physicians and researchers. These are the top questions and answers from the event. Q. When do you… 

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Top 10 things to consider when buying a SAD light

by Laura Falls on 14 May 2015 There are a few questions to ask yourself when choosing choosing a SAD light. 1. What is it designed for? Is it designed to treat Seasonal Affective Disorder (also known as the winter blues), adjust your sleep pattern, minimise jet lag or cope with shift work? Light therapy is also used… 

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“Light therapy was crucial to winning the gold medal”

by Laura Falls on 11 Mar 2015 In 2001, Maarten van der Weijden, a Dutch long distance and marathon swimmer, was confronted with cancer and his career was likely to be over. Fighting against cancer he made his comeback in 2003. In 2006, he intensified his training regime and started using morning bright light therapy. Then in 2008, he… 

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Green, Red, White or Blue Light Therapy?

by Laura Falls on 17 Apr 2015 What is light therapy? Light therapy (or phototherapy) involves exposure to specific wavelengths of light for a prescribed amount of time at a specific time of day. Bright light therapy has been used to treat circadian rhythm disorders and Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) for more than a decade.… 

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Changing times for sleepy teens

by Laura Falls on 11 Mar 2015 DESPERATE teens and their frustrated parents are turning to a novel Australian invention to battle an “epidemic of kids with insomnia”. (This story was first published in The Daily Telegraph). A Flinders University study, to be published next month in the medical journal Sleep Health, has revealed teens have been getting… 

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Light therapy for sports performance

by Laura Falls on 22 Jan 2015 Can light therapy really boost athletic performance? Over a decade ago it was proven that athletic performance was enhanced at certain times of the day. During the early evening, factors such as speed and strength improve, enabling us to perform better. Supporting research includes: Previous evaluations of world… 

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How light therapy can help you to fall asleep

by Laura Falls on 20 Jan 2015 Are you one of those people that find it hard to get to sleep? When you finally do drift off to sleep, does the alarm always seem to go off? Do you always wake up tired or find it particularly hard to get out of bed? Chances are… 

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How to manage working nights with light

by Laura Falls on 27 Nov 2014 Working non-traditional hours is more common than you might think. According to the New England Journal of Medicine up to 20% of workers work either rotating or night shifts. Working nights is a challenge, but where would be without our police, nurses, fire-fighters, gas/petrol station attendants, cab drivers… 

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“Re-Timer Gave My Wife Back Her Life!”

by Laura Falls on 13 Nov 2014 “Re-Timer Gave My Wife Back Her Life!” was the title of an email we received last week so I thought I would share it with you. Here it is… word for word. Hi Laura, I appreciate the opportunity to thank you and everyone at Re-Timer for creating such a wonderful product. My… 

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