Studies To Show The Effect of Red Light Therapy on Sleep

Given that people spend about one-third of their lives asleep, sleep has substantial functions for human development, day-to-day functioning, and overall health. It’s definitely one of the most important parts of the day, especially for performance. 

However, sleep conditions such as insomnia, which affects around 30% of adults in the US, can disrupt this natural flow and make it hard for millions to fall asleep, stay asleep, or not be able to get back to sleep. This leads to sufferers feeling tired when they wake up, leading to lower energy and mood levels, poorer work performance and overall quality of life.

How does Red Light Therapy Help

Red light therapy has rapidly gained popularity over the past decade due it’s fast-acting health benefits and improvements to overall wellbeing. Several studies have shown the impact of Red Light on cellular health – making it the perfect choice for people experiencing joint pains, skin issues and other conditions. 

But the benefits do not stop there. 

There have been several studies that have shown to improve sleep quality and duration in people – and the results are promising! How? The theory is that red light wavelengths stimulate the production of melatonin, a naturally occurring hormone that helps you sleep. 

Study 1

Take this study on Red Light and Sleep Quality, which found that a 14 days treatment of Red Light improved the sleep, serum melatonin level and endurance performance of elite female basketball players.

Study 2

A more recent study in Nature and Science of Sleep found a positive correlation between red-light exposure and reduced sleep inertia. Sleep inertia can be described simply as the groggy feeling you experience when you first wake up. It appeared to be reduced in patients exposed to red-light through closed eyelids.

What to do next?

If you’re ready to explore the use of Red Light Therapy at home, we suggest checking out our range of Red Light Therapy products that are high-quality, affordable and approved by the FDA. Please do get in touch if you have any questions about Red Light treatments and how you can start your journey into better cellular health and function. 

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