With the fast-paced world we live in and our endless technologies, many people have trouble falling asleep. And modern alarm clocks don’t help the problem, as they contribute to stress by waking people up with loud, obnoxious noises.
The Soleil Sleep Spa addresses both of these issues - helping you both fall asleep and wake up in a calm, comforting way that reflects nature.
By turning on the "sunset" feature, the custom light simulates the natural light you would experience at dusk – soothing and relaxing. The light signals your brain to produce melatonin, the hormone that helps you sleep, helping you fall asleep naturally and easily.
When it’s time to wake up, the "sunrise" feature signals a natural light that brightens slowly to gently wake you.
For both the sunset and the sunrise settings, you can also select custom nature sounds like Natural White Noise™, Relaxation Brook™, and Rocky Ocean Shore™ to help you fall asleep and wake up.
Along with features of a traditional alarm clock, the innovative Sleep Spa also features:
- Easy-to-read LCD Display that can be turned off so your sleep is undisturbed
- Sunrise alarm that wakes you up naturally with slowly brightening light
- Custom nature sounds that soothe and relax
- High-Intensity Dimmable LED Lamp. Similar brightness to a traditional 40-watt bulb. Lasts up to 50,000 hours
- Battery back-up in case the power goes out
- MP3 input to play your own music
- Flash & Beeper to assist with waking
- Sunset feature that fades light out over the selected interval of from 0 to 90 minutes
- USB charging station
- Snooze button
- NASA-inspired sleep technology
- 90-day Warranty
Why the Sleep Spa Works
How well you sleep can alter the balance of hormones in your body. This can then disrupt your sleep/wake cycle, also called the circadian rhythm.
In relation to sleep and wakefulness, researchers have discovered that differing amounts of light trigger the human body to produce hormones that control when you fall asleep and when you wake up. With the low levels of light utilized in dawn simulation devices, you might wonder how you could actually wake up to it. The answer lies in the fact that human eyes are ultra-sensitive to light in the early morning. As a result of having been in darkness all night long, your eyes are able to perceive and register even the smallest amounts of light.
When your eyes detect this increased level of light, a signal is sent to the brain's pineal gland. The pineal then triggers the production of the hormone serotonin, which causes us to slowly awaken. This natural method of waking leaves you feeling refreshed and energized. At the other end of the circadian scale, the pineal gland, in response to darkness, triggers the production of the hormone melatonin.
Banish Rude Awakenings
The rude awakenings in modern life certainly contribute to the daily stress you face. More importantly, this type of awakening may fail to support your delicate and complex body systems. The inability to awaken in today's darkened bedroom created the need for an alarm clock, ergo: the blaring, buzzing, dreaded alarm clock.
Perhaps the worst side effect of an alarm clock is that in some people it can stimulate the fight-or-flight human defense mechanism. Since human beings are biologically programmed to wake up to sunlight, audio awakening devices seem diametrically opposed to our biological needs.
Audio devices of any kind trigger a response of sudden wakefulness causing a quick and disturbing rush of adrenalin. Your body naturally reacts by sending the appropriate fight-or-flight chemicals into our bloodstreams, preparing your body’s mechanisms to fight or run away.
Since there is nothing to fight and run from when we wake each morning, there is no need for such chemicals to be surging in our bloodstream at this time of day. Nevertheless, most of us still wake up each morning physically and emotionally armed for battle.
Respect Your Internal Alarm Clock
The audio-awakening stimulus has no biological or chemical capacity for such programming, so it must be repeated morning after morning. Some people get into a simple habit of awakening at a certain time of day, but most don't. For those who don't -- audio stimulation must be repeated every morning.
A very important difference between audio awakening and retinal-visual awakening is that the latter actually "sets" our biological clock for awakening. The time you wake up today, by light, is the time your brain and body are now programmed to awaken tomorrow. Once a pattern is established with light-stimulated waking, you'll be more able to wake up at a regular time that has been set by retina-triggered serotonin, regardless of whether or not you use the alarm every morning.
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An ideal gift for the hard to buy for person on your gift list, the Sleep Spa allows for undisturbed sleep schedules. Mom and Dad, health-conscious friends, and anyone with children will appreciate this revolutionary gift. Plus, its ability to minimize jet lag makes it great for business and leisure travelers alike.
Important Note: The Soleil Sleep Spa is made with North American plugs and uses 110V. If you are in Europe or elsewhere outside the US, you will need a converter.