From: Re-Timer
Published November 3, 2015 03:30 PM

Groundbreaking Technology Delivers Natural Solution For Sleep Deprived Americans

First-of-their-Kind High-Tech Glasses Prove ‘Life Changing’ For Former Users of Prescription Sleeping Aids
 
New York, NY – November 3, 2015 – Studies show that about 50 to 70 million Americans struggle to fall and stay asleep, with nearly nine million U.S. adults taking prescription sleep aids. Whether due to shift work, sleeplessness, jet lag or seasonal blues, sleep issues that are tackled with medication can cause unwanted side effects and dependency among users.
 
That’s the message of Dr. Christopher Winter, President of Charlottesville Neurology and Sleep Medicine in Charlottesville, Virginia, and a spokesman for the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
 
Dr. Winter explained that often, sleep aids such as sleeping pills or melatonin supplements, are band-aid solutions whose long-term use can have debilitating effects on a person’s health, well being and productivity. Calling sleeping pills a “huge problem,” he said that side effects from such aids range from head and muscle aches and feelings of depression, to daytime sleepiness, dizziness, and irritability. More significant long-term consequences like dementia have been recently linked to over-the-counter sleep aids as well, he added.
 
Thanks to a revolutionary new product recently introduced into the U.S. market, however, more and more Americans are starting to get much needed zzz’s a natural way. Called Re-Timer, the product – worn like a pair of glasses – can improve sleep and reduce tiredness by helping people re-time their sleep rhythms without the use of medications.
 
Developed through 25 years of research by university professor and practicing sleep psychologist Professor Leon Lack, Re-Timer uses a patented technology that mimics the effect of sunlight on the human body clock and produces a UV-free green light that helps the body recognize when to be awake and when to sleep. Worn for 30 minutes a day over a short time period, the glasses have been proven to naturally induce sleep by re-setting people’s sleep rhythm.
 
“Dysfunctional sleep is a serious issue among Americans of all ages, leaving people feeling groggy and unsatisfied with their sleep, which in turn affects their productivity,” said Dr. Winter, whose treatment center has been using Re-Timer glasses on patients, with positive results. “In our clinic, we see people with all kinds of sleep disturbances, and as the season changes, we are starting to see a lot more people with low moods and low energy, many of whom previously turned to prescription sleeping aids to solve their issues.” In fact, recent research shows that about 80 percent of Re-Timer customers have previously used sleeping pills or melatonin supplements to help them get a better night’s sleep.

According to an August 2013 study by the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Americans aged 80 and older and those in their 50s were more likely to have taken a sleeping pill or sedative in the previous month. The study also found that pharmaceutical companies reported an increased number of prescriptions filled for sleep medication in the last two decades, and it cited an earlier Thomson Reuters Research Brief that found sleep aid prescriptions tripled from 1998 to 2006 among 18 to 24-year-olds.

Natural, non-drug solutions such as Re-Timer glasses are the safer way to improve sleep quality, especially when coupled with reliable sleep education, behavioral therapies like practicing good sleep hygiene, and relaxation techniques, Dr. Winter said.

“We have had very positive feedback from our clients who have used the Re-Timer glasses,” said Dr. Winter, who himself uses the glasses to avoid jet lag when travelling. “Our clients like the fact that the glasses are comfortable, easy to use and rechargable, and, unlike conventional light boxes, they’re not tied to one location when using them.” 
 
Best of all, clients find the glasses to be highly effective, he explained. “When people are used to feeling tired all day and suddenly find themselves no longer in need of a daily nap, the experience can be life-changing,” he said.
 
Linna Walz, a 45-year-old U.S. Navy military officer, registered nurse and mother of five young children who began using Re-Timer glasses in January to treat day-time drowsiness and Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), vouches for Re-Timer first hand.
 
Walz, a resident of Northern Virginia, said Re-Timer light therapy has improved her overall mood and energy, and she now sleeps when she needs to without the use of her former prescription and over-the-counter sleep medications.
 
“With my demanding military and parenting schedules, I used to be tired at the wrong times and my body didn’t know when it was meant to be awake or asleep,” she said, adding that she used to fall asleep during her subway commute and at times missed her stop. “My sleep physician explained that my brain was releasing melatonin at the wrong times and that my sleeping pills did not fix the underlying problem, and left me feeling groggy in the morning.”
 
“I have a busy life and don’t have time to sleep all the time or sit in front of a light box,” Walz said. “I love Re-Timer because I can use it when and where I need it.”
 
The Re-Timer glasses retail for $299 and can be purchased at www.re-timer.com.
 


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