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Let Lumie Bring Some Light into the Dark

Friday, 5 December 2014  |  Sophie

With winter approaching, it isn’t just the chilly temperatures that I have been beginning to notice. Waking up in the morning and opening the curtains, I am greeted by the dark, night sky which makes the temptation to jump back into bed even greater. With the mornings being dark and the evenings getting darker before work has finished, I am beginning to miss the sunlight. It is not surprising that some people suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) around this time of year. With the days getting much shorter, the reduced exposure to sunlight can affect the hypothalamus, which is the part of the brain that controls your mood, sleep and appetite. Without sufficient sunlight, this can affect certain chemicals in the brain as well as the hypothalamus, causing you to feel depressed and/or uninterested in everyday activities, which are symptoms of SAD

Living with SAD can be draining, with the constant feeling of fatigue and unhappiness weighing you down. However, with the range of Lumie Bodyclocks, there is now light at the end of the tunnel. The Lumie Bodyclocks are a range of dawn simulators combined with an alarm clock, which wakes the user up with a gradual increasing light, mimicking a natural sunrise. Not only will the Lumie Bodyclock help the user wake up feeling refreshed and rejuvenated, the Lumie Bodyclock also cues your body to set a healthy sleep/wake cycle making early mornings more bearable. The Lumie Bodyclock is a more pleasant alarm clock to wake up to compared to a noisy, droning alarm clock. As the light gradually wakes you up, this sends a signal to your body to reduce the production of melatonin - the sleep hormone- helping you feel more energised for your day ahead.

At Health and Care, there are two Lumie Bodyclocks available; the Lumie Bodyclock Starter 30 and the Lumie Bodyclock Active 250. The Lumie Bodyclock Starter 30 has a thirty minute sunrise allowing you to wake up naturally and a thirty minute sunset, which fades gradually allowing you to wind down before you sleep. The Lumie Bodyclock Active 250 has a choice of six light sessions; therefore you have a choice 15, 20, 30, 45, 60 or 90-minute sunrise and sunset times. The Lumie Bodyclock Active 250 also features sound effects to enhance your relaxation. These include; white noise to block out any sounds that may keep you awake, wave sounds to soothe you to sleep and sound effects to enhance your wake up time. The Lumie Bodyclock Starter 30 and the Lumie Bodyclock Active 250 both can be used as a bedside light with its dimmable lighting.   

So beat the winter blues with the Lumie Bodyclock this season and let the Lumie bring some light into your life. If you are interested in the Lumie Bodyclock Starter 30 or the Lumie Bodyclock Active 250, you can find them at Health and Care with fast and free UK delivery. The Lumie Bodyclock would also make a fantastic gift for a loved one this Christmas.