If you aren’t sleeping well at night, you’re not alone. Around 50 to 70 million US adults have a sleep disorder. Among them 48 percent report snoring; 25 million U.S. adults have obstructive sleep apnea and drowsy driving causes 1,550 fatalities and 40,000 nonfatal injuries annually in the United States.
With that in mind, Pegasi has created Smart Sleep Glasses which improves sleep quality by physical light therapy. This specific wavelength green light stimulates your nervous system, which gives a signal to regulate the level of melatonin secretion and improves sleep quality scientifically.
By using light therapy treatment techniques, the Pegasi Smart Sleep Glasses help regulate your sleep and offer an alternative to sleeping pills, caffeine and other common aids we use to keep our bodies in check.
“For people who have serious sleeping problems, they would usually take a pill before they sleep,” says Pegasi’s Minming Gu. “And these contain melatonin because it’s the key agent which controls your sleep. Pegasi really acts in a very similar, simple way, but we see it as a friendlier alternative.
“By using a green light to stimulate the nervous system and regulate the level of melatonin the body produces during the day, it vastly improves how much is produced during the night, and this therefore is able to help how quickly people fall asleep and their overall sleeping pattern.”
The smartglasses use the same technology that is used by NASA to improve astronaut’s sleep quality in space. According to the company, it only takes 7 days to see noticeable changes; just put them on between 7 am to 9 am and the smartglasses will keep you wide awake and ready to face the challenges of the day. In the evening, your body will release melatonin drastically to help you fall asleep smoothly.
You also have the option to link up and track your sleep via the companion app, though this wearable doesn’t rely on a smartphone tether in order to function, since its sole function is to emit light and help balance hormones. As long as the Smartglasses are charged you’re good to go; the company says the standby battery life sits at roughly 3 months.
Gu insists that although light therapy is nothing new when it comes to addressing serious sleep problems, it is an effective solution when compared to others.
“This isn’t a new science or a new technology, but trying to tackle serious sleep conditions, such as insomnia, can be effective using light therapy. People should always go to the doctor first if they suspect they do have something, but Pegasi has already shown it can help people with all sorts of different sleep issues,” she said.