How the Sun Alarm works:
With the low levels of light utilized in dawn simulation devices, one might wonder how it can be possible to actually wake up to it. The answer lies in the fact that human eyes are ultra-sensitive to light in the early morning. As a result of having been in darkness all night long, they are able to perceive and register even the smallest amounts of light.
When our eyes detect this increased level of light, a signal is sent to the brain's pineal gland. The pineal then triggers the production of the hormone serotonin, which causes us to slowly awaken. This natural method of waking leaves us feeling refreshed and energized.
For many, quieting the mind to prepare for sleep is a nightly chore; yet restoring healthy sleep cycles lies within your own power. Whenever you find your thoughts keeping you awake, listen to the soothing techniques and music in this program created and guided by naturopathic physician James Rouse — and get to sleep fast. James Rouse holds a doctorate in naturopathic medicine from National College in Portland, Oregon, the oldest accredited naturopathic medical school in the nation. His multidisciplinary background includes psychology and yoga as well as post-doctorate work in Chinese, Tibetan and Ayurvedic medicine. He is a true believer in total well-being, a lifestyle that empowers you to do what you love most and achieve your best in life.
Composer: Benjamin Davis
Producer: Chris Mickle