LED: Helping babies sleep
Imagine being exhausted, sleepless, desperate to rest your drooping eyelids with a crying newborn in the next room. You've tried everything from diapers to food, diaper change and rolling, and nothing will calm them down. Have you ever thought about testing LEDs to help your baby sleep? If not, here are a few reasons why you should try it.
LED and Suspension: Helps Set Your Newborn's Schedule
LED bulbs have recently entered the hospital market to help maternity workers treat babies born with jaundice. Now, a lighting company named The Lighting Science Group is creating LED lights for everyday consumers who can help your baby sleep. Its light, Sleepy Baby, is a dim yellow light used to create a warm and relaxing environment to help calm tired babies and make their sleep easier.
In an interview with the New York Times, Mariana Figuerio, a flashlight and research leader at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Lighting Research Center, said: "Lighting is no longer a ceiling fixture. It's about providing individualized light treatments to people."
Exposing yourself or your baby to bright, artificial light after the sun has set can suppress the sleep-inducing melatonin hormone, making you feel less tired and more restless than your baby. By using a light that can dimmate to a softer, warmer tone at night, this will help your baby fall asleep at the right time.
Parents of young children were interviewed in the same article for the New York Times about using dimmed LED lights to help their children sleep. Susan Sheehan put a dimmed LED bulb in her son's room when her baby was five months old. Now her daughter wakes up less often at night, allowing Susan to fall asleep.
Chip Brian, the father of a four-year-old son, installed the soft LED light in his son's room, as he was a very active child when it came time to go to bed. Now your child will fall asleep and stay asleep until morning!