Beauty Sleep is a real thing.
You’ve probably heard the age-old expression, “you need your beauty sleep.” But can a good night of sleep really make you more beautiful? At OSIN, we are all about improving...Read more
What light is best for night time?
Did you know that the lights you use at night affect the quality of your sleep? Research shows that the best type of light for night-time is warmer light like Bedtime Bulb, because it contains less blue and green wavelengths of light.Read more
Athletes: Sleep is the key to improving performance.
It is widely accepted that nutritional and training are crucial to achieving your best. However, despite providing the foundation of physical and mental health, sleep is often overlooked. Although quality...Read more
For as long as I can remember, I have struggled to wake up in the morning. I have memories of being in trouble for arriving late to class after sleeping through my alarm clock. Things did not improve as I transitioned into adult life. As an electrician, and later, a lighting salesman, I would often struggle through the day, feeling under-slept only to feel wide awake when I needed to go to bed. I didn't see this as an indicator that something was wrong, but rather, as part of life. I wasn't a morning person, and that was the way it was.Read more
How Light Could Be Affecting Your Sleep
What would happen to our circadian rhythm if we lived in complete darkness? That is what Professor Nathaniel Kleitman of the University of Chicago and his assistant, Bruce Richardson, set out to answer in 1938. Equipped with enough food and water for six weeks, hospital bed, and devices that monitored their core body temperature and sleep-wake rhythms, they headed into Mammoth Cave, Kentucky. After over 30 days in total darkness, what they discovered (and has since been repeated with similar studies) is that in the absence of light, the circadian rhythm stretches out to somewhere in the range of 26-28 hours. The sun, in effect, winds our body clock back to synchronise each day.Read more
Short Sleep, The Immune System and Cancer
Have you ever wondered what would happen if you stopped sleeping entirely? Perhaps the best way to illustrate the importance of sleep is to detail what happens in its absence....Read more
How Do You Sleep at Night? The Link Between Poor Sleep, Heart Disease and Diabetes.
On average, a New Zealander dies of heart disease every 90 minutes. Meanwhile, rates of diabetes are soaring, with the Ministry of Health stating that it is “the largest and...Read more