In today’s day and age, our daily rhythms are more and more governed by technology and modern lifestyles rather than natural cycles of light and darkness. As a result, many of us work around the clock, often juggling irregular schedules, including nightshifts. With shift work, however, come various health risks, including sleep and mood disorders, all of which can be attributed to disrupted circadian rhythms.Research•Mar 8, 2019
A recent King’s College London (2018) found that 1 in 4 pregnant women have mental health problems. Around 11% of the subjects were found to suffer from depression. According to an earlier study (1996), at least 13% of women face the debilitating effects of major depressive disorder while pregnant; one other paper (2005) suggests that 11–20% suffer from post‐partum depressive symptoms. Furthermore, rates of perinatal depression seem to be particularly high in women with a prior history of depression, with estimates ranging from 25% to 50%.Research•Apr 17, 2018
New research published in the academic journal Physiological Reports* shows that pre-school children are particularly sensitive to the stimulating effect of evening bright light. The findings support the need to use non-alerting lights like Lumie Bedbug at children’s bedtime.Research•Aug 22, 2016
Dawn simulators - also called wake-up lights - have a valuable role to play in the treatment of seasonal affective disorder (SAD) according to the latest research led by medical researcher Dr Konstantin Danilenko. The research is published in the Journal of Affective Disorders.Research•Jan 25, 2016
Recent research drew attention to the risks that night owls face, stating that “teenagers who go to bed late during the school year are more prone to academic and emotional difficulties in the long run, compared to their earlier-to-bed counterparts,”. Lumie sleep expert and chronobiologist at the world-leading Surrey Clinical Research Centre, Dr. Victoria Revell, has put together some advice on keeping your circadian rhythms on track, whether you're a night owl or an early bird.Research•Aug 16, 2012
The common thread in many research papers is that the organic progress of Alzheimer's disease results in damage to a part of the brain - the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) - that controls circadian rhythms.