Users our intranasal light therapy technology have been having so much success for treating sleep disorder and insomnia that it sometimes seem incredible. Whereas other chronic conditions have great success (say, about 85% for high blood pressure, 75% for high LDL cholesterol), the success rate for sleep disorder seems more like 95%.
Our followers know that there are two versions of the intranasal light therapy devices: low level laser or LED. Most sleep sufferers respond well to the lower cost LED unit; and if they find these to give too much energy, the more subtle laser unit works better for them. There are already several cases when the medical practitioner reports that he or she has tried several known treatments with little success. Not until their patients started using an intranasal light therapy device.
I have put up information on the webpage that talks more about insomnia and sleep disorder, as well as a paper on the subject.
Formal detailed information are found in the resources above, so you are encouraged to read them if you want to be more thoroughly informed about the science and evidence. Let’s discuss a little more informally about the issue. There are published clinical evidence to support that intranasal light therapy works for regulating sleep. It is interesting that these scientists also found a correlation between enhanced levels of the hormone melatonin (which is responsible for regulating the sleep cycle or circadian rythm) and the use of intranasal laser therapy. That suggests that directing red light into your nasal cavity, and illuminating the blood capillaries and the brain, in some way stimulate the production/release of melatonin.
Today, the common treatment for sleep disorder has been to use bright blue light in the morning. That is because blue light has the effect of suppressing the release of melatonin, which in turn turn off the sleep mode part of the circadian rhythm. The use of this blue light may not be necessary if the intranasal red light therapy is used daily.
Apart from regulating the sleep cycle, melatonin has been found to have other beneficial effects. Information on Wikipedia show that melatonin increases antioxidants, prevent DNA damage (hence cancer), protect the brain from injury, boost the immune system and fight HIV, helps with autism, slow aging, improves memory and learning, and so on. It is truly a wonder substance. These bases provides a compelling reason to use the intranasal light therapy devices regularly.
Another reason that the technology helps with sleep is that it takes care of other conditions that affect sleep: medical conditions such as asthma as well as helping to neutralize pain, as evidenced by the increases level of the analgesic hormone, endorphin.
The mechanism of action can be explained by the different pathways, although not fully understood even by top researchers. The strongest pathway to healing is likely to be one that involves the illumination of the brain. The subject of sleep is a brain issue; and we know that any cell with a mitochondria (all neurons) will respond positively to the red light produced by the device.The seat of pain, depression, anxiety and other neural disorders is in the brain. Cells which are not in balance (or not in “homeostasis”) are stimulated by the light to restore this balance, and in the process, go through a process of healing. This then leads to calming the central nervous system down for sleep.
In summary, intranasal light therapy works for regulating sleep.
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