Technology and Research
Effects of Sleep Deprivation
Sleep deprivation can develop in just one night and wreak havoc on our bodies. When we lose sleep, it causes increased irritability, weight gain, anxiety, depression, and a slew of health issues - worst of all, we don’t often make the link between these issues and loss of sleep!
In addition to these health and mood-related issues, lack of sleep can severely drain our productivity and impair the quality of life we lead. When we lose out on sleep, our brain is unable to function at 100% efficiency. This can lead to grogginess and loss of concentration, causing problems at work and home. Sleep deprivation leads to multiple health risks including cardiovascular disease, hypertension, depression, lowered immune function etc. Researchers at Hong Kong University have found that even one night of sleep deprivation can permanently damage our DNA.
To avoid these issues, it’s essential that we get enough high-quality sleep each night!
Sleep Deprivation and Obesity
Have you been gaining weight despite diet and exercise? All this seemingly wasted effort can be confusing and frustrating - luckily, researchers may have recently discovered the solution you’ve been looking for: sleep!
Researchers at Hong Kong University have found an important link between sleep deprivation and obesity. Leptin and Ghrelin, two chemicals that regulate hunger and food intake, were found to be affected by sleep levels. Those with sleep deprivation have low levels of Leptin and high levels of Ghrelin, resulting in increased hunger. One study found that sleep-deprived people eat an average of 385 calories more than well-rested people.
By using SleepMode products, you may find yourself fuller, healthier, and on your way towards a healthier weight with the inclusion of diet and exercise!
Sleep Mists - A Natural Remedy
When it comes to a natural bodily function such as sleep, it’s best to keep things as non-intrusive as possible. Think about it: sedatives can put you to sleep in minutes, but most wouldn’t consider that a healthy practice! Side effects include drowsiness, headaches, and feeling sick when you wake up. At SleepMode, we knew there had to be a better way!
That’s why instead, we created relaxing perfumes as a more natural option to get high quality sleep. SleepMode Sleep Mists put you in a more relaxed mood before bed and prepare you to get the most out of every night.
Backed by Modern Science
In the modern age, researchers have confirmed ancient wisdom by finding an inseparable link between fragrance and sleep. SleepMode fragrances are developed using a neuroscientific technique called Contingent Negative Variation (CNV). Through CNV testing, modern scientists have been able to prove the causation between mood and fragrance. Backed by this proven link, SleepMode has developed fragrances that put the mind in a state of relaxation that aids restful sleep.
CNV measures the early component [at 400 to 1000 ms] of the beta wave variation.
After numerous trials, scientists keyed into one special part of the brainwave pattern called the “early component of CNV”. For scientific testing, the area under the CNV curve in the control was compared to the area under the CNV curve for the odorous condition to determine if the odour had any mood-altering capabilities
The areas under the curve shows the brain’s responses to the condition given (fragrance & air). This technique allowed the characterization of odorants between stimulating, showed by an increase of magnitude of the CNV, calming, showed by a decrease of magnitude of the CNV, or without effect.
SleepMode Fragrances are relaxing in nature and therefore promotes restful sleep.