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Treating Insomnia

insomnia

Those who have been using our intranasal light therapy devices are successfully treating their sleep disorders and insomnia. The success is almost unbelievable because the success rate is about 95% whereas for other conditions the numbers are lower e.g. for high blood pressure treatment it is 85% and for high LDL cholesterol - 75%.

Those who have been reading our posts are aware that there are two versions of intranasal light therapy devices: 1. With a low level laser and 2. With a light emitting diode or LED. A lot of sleep disorder sufferers respond well to the low cost LED unit, and if for some reason they find that they emit too much energy, a subtler laser unit would work better for them. There have been a number of cases where medical practitioners report that intranasal light therapy devices were used with success where other types of treatments have failed.

There is more information on this webpage that goes into details about insomnia and sleep disorders, as well as another publication on this subject.

We encourage you to read more on insomnia and sleep disorders on those webpages to get scientific evidence on these conditions with regards to the use of intranasal light therapy. There are other published clinical papers that support the fact that intranasal light therapy works well to regulate sleep. It is interesting to note that these researchers also found a link between improved levels of melatonin, which is responsible for regulating the sleep cycle or circadian rythm and the use of intranasal laser therapy devices. This suggests that when we direct red light into the nasal cavity and irradiate blood capillaries and the brain it somehow stimulates the release of melatonin.

Nowadays, the most common treatment for sleep disorders has been the use of a bright blue light in the morning. The blue light suppresses the release of melatonin, which in its turn switches off the sleep mode portion of the circadian rhythm. The use of this blue light may not be necessary if intranasal red light therapy is used regularly.

In addition to the sleep cycle melatonin has also been found to have other beneficial effects. The information found on this Wikipedia page demonstrates that melatonin increases the level of antioxidants, prevent DNA damage and subsequently cancer, protects the brain from injury, boosts the immune system and helps fight HIV, it also helps with autism, slows aging, improves memory and learning. It is truly a wonder hormone. This type of evidence provides us with a compelling reason to use intranasal light therapy devices regularly.

There is another reason why this technology helps with sleep. It takes care of other conditions that affect sleep e.g. asthma and also helps alleviate pain as it has been supported by increases in the level of endorphin, an analgesic hormone.

This mechanism of actions is not fully understood by researchers, yet it can be explained with different pathways. The most solid pathway to healing lies most likely in the fact that the mechanism involves the illumination of the brain. Sleep disorders are a brain issue, and we know that any cell with a mitochondria will respond positively to the red light produced by the device. The roots of pain, depression, anxiety and other neural disorders are 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, they undergo the process of healing. This in its turn leads to calming the central nervous system down preparing it for sleep.