Sleep Deprivation

by Laura Falls on 16 Oct 2014

Nearly half of American adults are regularly sleep deprived, according to a Gallup poll that has been tracking people’s sleep habits for decades.

We are sleeping less than we did in the 1940s and there are no signs that the amount of sleep we get is about to rise.

The effects of sleep deprivation are well documented and include: inability to focus, memory loss, obesity, vulnerability to illness, and, more seriously, increased risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and some forms of cancer.

So what can we do about sleep deprivation before it becomes a public health threat?

If you have difficulty falling asleep or waking too early, Re-Timer can be used to adjust your body clock. Re-Timer is a natural solution which uses light therapy to change when you sleep and wake.

Re-Timer is designed to shift your sleep schedule and adjust your circadian rhythm (your body’s internal clock). If you are feeling sleep deprived because of jet lag, shift work or because your body clock is disrupted, Re-Timer can help.

Flinders University research has shown after one week of morning use (50 minutes each morning) the average sleep duration of participations increased by 42 minutes.

Shelley Rosen, a Re-Timer customer said “after a lifetime of never sleeping before midnight I am now able to manage my sleep debt. I use my Re-Timer every workday morning to ensure my sleep hours increase over the working week.”

Our success stories explain the best time to use Re-Timer for different situations and enable you work out whether Re-Timer is right for you.

 

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