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Do you recognize this? The dark days cause a reduced energy level and you don’t feel like the person you are in the summer. We call this the winter blues. Did you know that about 11% of the population is affected by the winter blues? In the Netherlands alone, that is already more than 1 million people. By means of the Propeaq light glasses you can fight the winter blues or even prevent it completely. What do you have to do for this? Only half an hour a day, immediately after getting up, wear the light glasses with the blue light switched on.
With the Propeaq light glasses you can go wherever you want. You no longer have to stay in a fixed place. This way you can save 30 precious morning minutes compared to using a conventional daylight lamp.
Wear the Propeaq light glasses while brushing your teeth, getting dressed or at the breakfast table. Wear the glasses during morning sports or on the way to work on the bike or on the bus.
In addition to fighting the winter blues, you can also use the Propeaq to fall asleep more easily. Change the glasses in the glasses for the included orange lenses and wear the glasses half an hour before going to sleep, but with the blue light off. It couldn’t be easier.
• Too little sleep increases the risk for weight gain and obesity
• People that get enough sleep eat fewer calories
• Good sleep improves memory and concentration
• Good sleep improves physical performance, also in sports
• Less than 7-8 hours of sleep increases the risk of heart attack
• Poor and too little sleep increase the risk of type 2 diabetes
• Depression is strongly related to poor sleep and sleep disorders
• Sleep improves the immune system
• Sleep deficits dampen our emotions and lead to complicated social interactions
Good sleep just as important for your health as much as proper nutrition and moving your body. Our stimuli-filled western lifestyle disrupts our natural sleep rhythm which is connected to the day and night cycle. We extend the day with artificial light and shorten the night, giving us fewer hours of sleep. Irregular sleep also minimizes the quality of your sleep. If that describes you, Propeaq light glasses can get you and your body back into the natural day and night rhythm.
Blue tints in light influence your rhythm of sleeping and waking, whether that light comes from the sun, a mobile device screen, or lamps. When you get less sleep than you need, this can be caused by blue light at the wrong time. In that case, the solution is simple: light therapy. In the morning, give yourself some extra blue light that will help your body generate more energy. A half hour is usually enough. Before going to sleep, you can filter the blue light, which will decrease your energy.
Light therapy is proven and effective way to adjust our wake/sleep cycles. There may also be other reasons for a difficult night’s sleep. If you are not getting the desired results from light therapy, you may need to see a doctor or other medical professional.
For quite some time, I have been using light therapy in my life with Parkinson’s. This light solution helps me enormously. In my case, it has significantly reduced my bradykinesia (muscle slowness), but even more important, my associated pain (dystonia) has been dramatically reduced.
DR. GARY SHARPE
Radboud UMC Nijmegen
Koninklijke Luchtmacht (KLu)
OutThinking Parkinson’s UK
Work with Propeaq or use in research
Propeaq light therapy is based on scientific studies regarding the balance between performance and sleep. We have taken the insights around the right conditions for creating balance and have developed our patented product. Involvement in scientific research is part of our DNA. Clinical studies are still being conducted to further refine our insights about the practice and benefits of light therapy.
Several debilitating chronic diseases also bring the disadvantage of disrupted sleep. Classic treatments using medication can cause adverse side-effects in patients who are already suffering from the deterioration of the brain and nervous system. Sleeping aids make the patients less alert during the day, which makes it easier for them to fall.
Light therapy as an alternative to sleeping aids is showing very positive results in patients with Alzheimer’s, dementia and Parkinson’s disease. In healthcare, light therapy is often given having patients sit in front of light boxes. The innovative Propeaq light glasses have the same effect, with one bit advantage: The treatment can be given anywhere, including at home, and the patient has more control over their own therapy.
Download the whitepaper ‘Light therapy for disturbed sleep, winter blues and chronic diseases’ for a complete overview, explanation and handy diagrams about this application of Propeaq light glasses.