Experts Believe Festive Break Could Cause Misaligned Circadian Rhythm

Cambridge, UK (PRWeb UK) December 30, 2010

After a Christmas break and welcomed the new year, the idea of ​​returning to work can be quite difficult because people are not only confronted with emotions negatively associated with the holiday season is over, but after the light therapy expert, Lumie, many could also suffer the consequences of having a two-week sleep irregular symptoms similar to jet lag? but go to a different time zone.

during the festive period, many will find they relax their sleep patterns? treat yourself to well deserved lie-ins and going to bed later than normal because they don? T have to get up at dawn to work the next day.

However, when faced with returning to work after almost two weeks of our sleep / wake cycle? free-running?, returning to a routine of waking up in the dark can throw our body’s internal clock (or circadian rhythm) out of sync. As a result, people are left effects similar to jet lag which they are struggling to get up in the morning feeling sluggish, finding a difficult to fall asleep at night and drowsiness during the day? This is known as social jet lag.

Jet Lag is the social

term coined by researchers to describe this state and it is the difference between biological time and external requirements. As in adults, it also causes a problem for adolescents adolescents who find it difficult to wake up for school as their pre-programmed biological clock is telling them to wake up later.

Those suffering from social jet lag can expect to experience symptoms similar to jet lag, including indigestion, loss of appetite, difficulty concentrating, memory problems, clumsiness, general malaise , lack of energy (fatigue) and irritability.

Dr Victoria Revell, chronobiologist at the University of Surrey, said:? Light is essential to synchronize our body’s internal clock, which leads our daily rhythms in behavior and physiology, the 24-hour day. In most people the clock is ticking a little longer than 24 hours and it is the morning light is essential to correct the clock on a daily basis and keep on the road at exactly 24 hours.

? During the Christmas period we will enjoy staying up late at night and stay in bed in the morning. However, this will allow our body clock to drift later in time, like stealing a couple of time zones to the west. This means that when we go back to work in the New Year, our biological clock will be set later than we want it so we are really struggling to wake up, get up and go in the morning.

? One way to enjoy the holiday season, but do not let our body clock drift too far away to make sure we still get up at a reasonable time and either use a dawn simulator, where light is gradually during the latter part of sleep, or a light box in the morning while having breakfast or watching television. The morning light will keep our biological clock in check so that while we are not eager to return to work in 2011, at least we will be able to get ourselves to work on time.

the launch of the first clock light in 1993, Lumie has continued to develop dawn simulators like NEW Bodyclock Active to help brighten the people? mood and provide a more natural way to wake up in the morning. The sunrise is completely gradual brightening slowly from darkness to light.

Just set the time you need to be awake and chose the length of your sunrise (15 minutes, 20, 30, 45, 60 or 90). The light inside Bodyclock Active will gradually start to brighten up your length of more than raise chosen to provide your personal lift. Subsequently due to time, the light will be at full brightness and you will wake up naturally and gently – nature intended. Scientific research has also shown that waking to light every day keeps your circadian rhythm (otherwise known as your body’s internal clock) in check so you feel refreshed, energized and ready for your day in advance – to time that fits your lifestyle.

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bright lights as

Lumie Brightspark, Lumie Lumie Zip Desklamp and improve mood, concentration and energy levels and are commonly used as a treatment for seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and winter blues. They offer the same benefits as going outside on a bright spring morning and research has proven that they can also be used to facilitate sleep problems and synchronize a rhythm? S circadian.

Jonathan Cridland, CEO of Lumie, said: The sunrise is our natural alarm to which our body responds; reset our circadian rhythms and daily control of internal processes such as when you wake up and fall asleep ?.

? As the circadian rhythm is extremely sensitive to light, when it receives light signals incompatible either because of waking up early, going to bed late or well deserved lie-ins, it causes our body to experience feelings of extreme fatigue and stress? similar to jet lag.

If you want more information, access to scientific research, case studies and input from academic experts, please feel free to contact the press office on 01954 Lumie 780 500 or email Lindsay (at) Lumie (dot) com



Cambridge-based Lumie offers over 19 years of experience and expertise in light therapy, and only light therapy and dawn simulation light alarm clock invented Bodyclock with our range, so that anyone could feel the benefits of waking up in the light throughout the year.

Europe? s light therapy specialist in the foreground, Lumie offers a wide selection of products, including Bodyclock dawn simulators, viewers, visors and LED treatments, which are all certified as a medical device and are available for customers on a 30 day trial at home.

Based on scientific research, Lumie has lights for the care, treatment of circadian rhythm disorders and mood disorders like seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and sleep problems, and for the relief of allergies as hay fever.

work in conjunction with leading experts in dermatology, psychiatry and chronobiology, Lumie has earned the respect of the medical profession through innovative products that are based on new developments in scientific research and clinical trials. Lumie is a massive success in the overall health and wellness arena and prides itself on offering the highest level of personalized care to clients by offering knowledge, friendly advice through its team of customer care and through its online forum, http://www.lumie. com / forum.

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