Blue Sleep Therapy

Blue Sleep Therapy


Covered in the Wall Street Journal! Use blue light therapy to gently lull yourself to sleep naturally and safely.

Blue light has been shown to help reset the body's Circadian rhythm. This silent sleep aid works by gently projecting soft blue light onto your wall or ceiling, guiding your breathing to a quick and restful sleep, and in the morning replace your coffee with a blue light sunrise!

The illumination rises and falls over a customizable time period slowing and dimming to a gradual power-off. The cycling encourages breathing patterns that lead to a faster more relaxing night's sleep.

Spending time indoors surrounded by white artificial light can disrupts the body's natural sleep/wake cycle known as the Circadian rhythm. Aging only exacerbates the problem. But research has shown that the use of blue light before bed and upon rising can promote the reset of your body's Circadian rhythm, necessary to sleep through the night and ward off Seasonal Affective Disorder.

Help your baby sleep through the night. Blue light, timed before bed and upon waking, has even been shown to help regulate the sleep cycle for infants and toddlers.

Get over jet lag faster! Jet Lag is the body's response to confusing Circadian cues. Reset this and get to sleep faster by using Blue Sleep Therapy in the morning and night!

Multiple 1-button preset routines can be used in the morning or before bed, and, unlike white noise machines, this silent app's soft blue tones won't disturb a sleeping partner.

Standalone products offering similar features have been referenced in health magazines, news reports and books such as the "The 4 Hour Body", but these products are hardly affordable, often reaching prices of $50 - $150. This app replaces those products while offering customization and timely updates.

Interface optimized for screens of all sizes including Android Tablets such as the Motorola Xoom, Acer Iconia and Galaxy Tab.

This app requires an internet connection to collect and report usage analytics using Flurry. No personal information is collected, the data is used by us to improve it based on popular usage.

While coached breathing techniques are widely accepted and used to help a person relax and enter a restful state, the research on Blue Light therapy is incomplete, and there are conflicting opinions on it, so we provide a selection of articles written for the layperson supporting the use of lighting and breathing cycles to help sleep:

References:
National Institute of Health - http://ehp03.niehs.nih.gov/article/info:doi%2F10.1289%2Fehp.118-a22
Lighting Research Council - http://www.lrc.rpi.edu/resources/news/enews/Apr05/general245.html
EmaxHealth.com - http://www.emaxhealth.com/1020/46/31432/blue-light-system-device-may-help-elders-sleep.html
Mark's Daily Apple - http://www.marksdailyapple.com/how-light-affects-our-sleep/
Daily Mail UK - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1193226/Specs-shine-blue-light-eyes-good-nights-sleep.html

Criticism:
LA Times - http://articles.latimes.com/2011/aug/29/health/la-he-skeptic-nightwave-20110829

Recent changes:
-Added shortcut support. Long press the home screen to add shortcuts.
-App now remembers your last duration setting thanks to Rei's comment.
-Looking into "Tasker" integration. Rei please email us to give us more feedback as to what type of integration would help.
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About Blue Sleep Therapy
Covered in the Wall Street Journal! Use blue light therapy to gently lull yourself to sleep naturally and safely.

Blue light has been shown to help reset the body's Circadian rhythm. This silent sleep aid works by gently projecting soft blue light onto your wall or ceiling, guiding your breathing to a quick and restful sleep, and in the morning replace your coffee with a blue light sunrise!

The illumination rises and falls over a customizable time period slowing and dimming to a gradual power-off. The cycling encourages breathing patterns that lead to a faster more relaxing night's sleep.

Spending time indoors surrounded by white artificial light can disrupts the body's natural sleep/wake cycle known as the Circadian rhythm. Aging only exacerbates the problem. But research has shown that the use of blue light before bed and upon rising can promote the reset of your body's Circadian rhythm, necessary to sleep through the night and ward off Seasonal Affective Disorder.

Help your baby sleep through the night. Blue light, timed before bed and upon waking, has even been shown to help regulate the sleep cycle for infants and toddlers.

Get over jet lag faster! Jet Lag is the body's response to confusing Circadian cues. Reset this and get to sleep faster by using Blue Sleep Therapy in the morning and night!

Multiple 1-button preset routines can be used in the morning or before bed, and, unlike white noise machines, this silent app's soft blue tones won't disturb a sleeping partner.

Standalone products offering similar features have been referenced in health magazines, news reports and books such as the "The 4 Hour Body", but these products are hardly affordable, often reaching prices of $50 - $150. This app replaces those products while offering customization and timely updates.

Interface optimized for screens of all sizes including Android Tablets such as the Motorola Xoom, Acer Iconia and Galaxy Tab.

This app requires an internet connection to collect and report usage analytics using Flurry. No personal information is collected, the data is used by us to improve it based on popular usage.

While coached breathing techniques are widely accepted and used to help a person relax and enter a restful state, the research on Blue Light therapy is incomplete, and there are conflicting opinions on it, so we provide a selection of articles written for the layperson supporting the use of lighting and breathing cycles to help sleep:

References:
National Institute of Health - http://ehp03.niehs.nih.gov/article/info:doi%2F10.1289%2Fehp.118-a22
Lighting Research Council - http://www.lrc.rpi.edu/resources/news/enews/Apr05/general245.html
EmaxHealth.com - http://www.emaxhealth.com/1020/46/31432/blue-light-system-device-may-help-elders-sleep.html
Mark's Daily Apple - http://www.marksdailyapple.com/how-light-affects-our-sleep/
Daily Mail UK - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1193226/Specs-shine-blue-light-eyes-good-nights-sleep.html

Criticism:
LA Times - http://articles.latimes.com/2011/aug/29/health/la-he-skeptic-nightwave-20110829

Recent changes:
-Added shortcut support. Long press the home screen to add shortcuts.
-App now remembers your last duration setting thanks to Rei's comment.
-Looking into "Tasker" integration. Rei please email us to give us more feedback as to what type of integration would help.

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A Google User
Mar 10, 2014
Needs an alarm function and more customization Adding a function where sunrise could be set to start at a particular time and the breathe function could be slowed down some at the start to better fit my breathing would make this a 5 star app. As it stands, it's useful - but could be better.
A Google User
Mar 9, 2014
No Alarm The wake up feature does not have an alarm to wake you up. Worthless.
A Google User
Jun 27, 2013
Can't install? Says "can't install on usb storage or ssd card" error. Please fix, nexus 7
A Google User
Jun 10, 2013
Bought this a while ago Decided to use it tonigh snd im falling asleep as i type! Great app
A Google User
Apr 8, 2013
Sleeping again. I'm so happy I found this app. I've had a terrible time sleeping lately, and the the blue light really seems to be helping. The only thing that I would like to see changed/added is a way to customize the speed on the breathing setting. I don't breathe as fast as the light dims/brightens so that setting doesn't work well for me. If I could slow it down, it would be perfect.