Light therapy leader Lumie launches unique children’s sleep aid

Light therapy specialist Lumie is launching a unique children’s sleep aid today. Lumie BedbugTM is an innovative bedside lighting product that promotes a calm bedtime and good night’s sleep for babies and young children.

Lumie BedbugTM is unique because it uses low-blue light LEDs that are non-alerting at bedtime; unlike standard lighting, Bedbug’s light does not suppress the sleep hormone melatonin because it includes only negligible amounts of the blue part of the light spectrum that is known to be stimulating.

Bedbug is a 3-in-1 product that combines a reading light with a sunset feature and nightlight. The fully adjustable low-blue light allows for a level of brightness that’s comfortable to read by without stimulating your child. The 15-minute sunset is perfect for then creating a gradual transition to night that can either fade to off or to a reassuring orange nightlight which has two light intensity options. The light control is smooth and silent so you can easily check on your child without disturbing them.

Lumie Bedbug to help children sleep

Lumie designed Bedbug at its Cambridge-based headquarters based on scientific research1,2 and in consultation with children’s sleep expert, Sarah Ockwell-Smith:

"Most nightlights that parents use in their children's bedrooms are bad for sleep, because they inhibit the release of the sleep hormone melatonin. By incorporating sleep-promoting low-blue light, Lumie Bedbug can have positive effects on sleep at any age, from birth right through to school age, while also providing a cute and reassuring bedtime friend." Sarah Ockwell-Smith, parenting expert and author of the bestselling 'The Gentle Sleep Book'.

Lumie Bedbug (RRP £59.95) is available for pre-sale orders from today on Lumie.com with the product available from 1st September 2017. It will also soon be available from amazon, John Lewis and Boots.

Sarah Ockwell-Smith is available for interview to discuss Bedbug, the science of light and sleep, and general sleep tips for children from birth through to school age.

1 J.Pineal Res. 2012 Aug;53(1):47-59.
2 Biol Psychiatry. 1989 Apr 1;25(7):966-70.

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If you would like information, access to scientific research, case studies or comments from academic experts please contact the PR Manager on 01954 780 500 or email pr@lumie.com.
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