The NightWave in Action
NightWave silently guides you in a unique pre-sleep relaxation session in the privacy of your own bedroom. It’s like having your own personal sleep coach.
How does it work? NightWave projects a soft blue light into your darkened bedroom. The “luminance” of the light slowly rises and falls. Simply lie with eyes open and synchronize your breathing with the blue wave as its movement becomes slower and slower. After a short time, NightWave shuts off and you roll over and fall asleep. And unlike sound machines, the soft light does not disturb others.
Why does it work? NightWave calms the body and mind by activating the relaxation (parasympathetic) branch of the nervous system by using the only non-drug method known, deep breathing. When you use this ancient relaxation technique, busy thoughts fade away, your eye lids grow heavy, and…you fall asleep. This is a solution for how many people usually breath as they try to relax. In fact, many people breathe in a shallow and ineffective way using their upper chest, upper rib cage, and shoulders. This causes low-level oxygen starvation and increased stress on the whole system. Proper breathing uses the diaphragm and abdomen to draw air into the lower parts of the lungs where the air capacity and blood supply are greatest.
What are the benefits?NightWave assists people to fall asleep AND cultivate proper breathing. Deep breathing reduces the levels of the stress hormone cortisol in the blood which makes way for the secretion of melatonin. Clinical research shows that melatonin and cortisol process an inverse relationship to one another. Dr. Andrew Weil MD says that proper breathing is the master key to vibrant health. NightWave gives people with an active mind something gentle to focus on. Many people learn and understand relaxation techniques used by cognitive behavioral therapy to address what is known as psychophysiological insomnia. However, implementing these techniques in your bedroom is easier said than done. NightWave takes the thought and anxiety out of the relaxation process. Plus, if you currently take prescription or over-the-counter sleep aids, the money you spend on just one co-pay gives you years of sleep assistance with NightWave because the only thing you refill is batteries.