Sleep smart and wake well with This Works himag May 23, 2018 Health Blue Light, the glare emitted from the screen, is proven to disrupt sleep patterns. Sharing a similar wavelength to daylight, it affects our chronobiology, stimulating brain activity and hampering sleep. Exposure to blue light emitted from our technology devices in the evening affects our levels of the sleep-inducing hormone melatonin, which can disturb our circadian rhythm. Blue light waves have a very short wavelength, which causes a flicker. This flickering is believed to be the cause of eye strains, headaches and physical and mental fatigue after many hours sitting in front of a computer screen. Light at night inhibits the release of melatonin, which is the hormone designed to make us sleepy. Instead, light is a stimulant and using devices before bedtime is more likely to keep you awake. Limit screen time! Try to spend more time outdoors during the day and get as much natural light as possible. This will help your circadian rhythm and improve mood. Avoid bright screens for at least two hours before going to bed. At the very least, set your screen brightness to a similar level to the surrounding room. When looking at screens, use the 20-20-20 rule to avoid eyestrain: every 20 minutes, take a 20 second break and look at something 20 feet away. When going to bed, ditch the blue light! Charge your phones and devices in another room to prevent you checking messages, Facebook or watching videos that keep you wired and prevent you from sleeping. Now that you’ve banished the blue light, switch to an analogue alarm clock to wake you. Blue Light Clinic Study This Works conducted a user study to investigate the effect of their award-winning sleep plus pillow spray on restless sleepers, who are also heavy users of blue light emitting technology. The results were more impressive than we could have imagined. Users not only recorded a marked improvement in quality and duration of sleep but also that they benefited from a variety of positive effects the following day. Blue light sleepers 90% of users felt the product aided and improved sleep quality. 88% reported a deeper night’s sleep. 88% of users reported waking up less often in the night than usual. 84% felt more refreshed the next morning. 80% of users felt they had a less disturbed sleep. One award-winning fragrance… two natural sleep solutions At This Works, one of their founding principles is to never use synthetic fragrances, so you can be sure that all of their fragrance blends are formulated using 100 percent natural and therapeutic grade essential oils that are backed by scientific data, proving their efficacy. €22 Can’t get to sleep? Deep sleep pillow spray releases an immediate burst of fragrance that is proven to calm a racing mind and ease you to sleep quickly, but which will fade through the night, just as your perfume fades during the day. 89% of users fell asleep faster than usual. 95% felt more relaxed in the morning. 97% of users slept better than normal. 98% of users felt less tired in the morning. €33 Can’t stay asleep? Sleep plus pillow spray is micro-encapsulated, with the fragrance captured in tiny spheres that break on the pillow as you toss and turn, continuously releasing fragrance throughout the night to support a longer and less interrupted sleep. 89% of users woke less often in the night. 94% of users felt less restless in the night. 97% of users felt more awake during the day. This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray and Sleep Plus Pillow Spray are available in Avoca, Shaws, Seagreen and great pharmacies nationwide.