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Can Red Light Support Restful Sleep?

Sleep. We all do it, but it doesn’t mean it’s necessarily restful. 

There are many common antidotes to remedy sleep, but a favourite go-to of ours is red LED light therapy for a restful and quality slumber.  

When it comes to sleep disorders, the most common include insomnia, sleep apnea, and narcolepsy. Roughly a third of the population has difficulty falling asleep two to three times a week, with 10 percent of it being chronic. 

That said, we can’t stress enough the importance of beauty sleep. Lack of sleep can make your skin appear swollen and accentuate dark circles. Because sleep deprivation leads to poor circulation (which is how hair and skin get their nutrients), it’s linked to facial wrinkles and thinning strands or even total hair loss.


What is the best LED colour for sleep?

But all light doesn’t mean good light when it comes to sleep. Blue light acts as a beneficial stimulant, boosting alertness, mood, attention, and reaction times, not preferable pre-bedtime. Research also shows a direct correlation between nighttime blue light exposure and sleep disorders.

Meanwhile, red light aids in melatonin production—the hormone that naturally makes you feel drowsy and helps regulate sleep and circadian rhythm, making The Light Salon Boost LED Face Mask and Décollatage Bib the perfect support to a good night’s sleep. Recent studies have also shown that red light delivers other physical benefits, such as stimulating energy production in cells and the potential to increase endurance.  Boost LED users report falling asleep with ease after a nightly 10 minute session.

Is red light before bed good for sleep?

According to another sleep study, sleep inertia—that groggy feeling upon waking up—is a common side effect of chronic sleep deprivation, and red light has been shown to alleviate that sensation. Red light is also emerging as a potential alternative to sleeping pills, a medication that can cause dependency when used frequently. 

And while red light is one of our most beneficial remedies for sleep, we also believe in not eating too close to bedtime, exercising early in the morning, and exposing yourself to sunlight during the first part of the day. Also, don’t forget to avoid stimulants such as coffee, alcohol, and strenuous physical activity close to bedtime. And make sure your bedroom is set to a comfortable cool temperature.


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