If you’ve heard of red light therapy for sleep & health, then I’m sure you’ve heard of Joovv. In this podcast, we speak to a red light expert working with a new startup that touts a product with nearly 300% more powerful energy output than its more pricey competitor. So what’s the story behind the red light and this company in particular? How are they making products with that much energy and at a lower cost? How can it stand to improve your sleep specifically? How do we discern between the red light products that are worth the investment and those that are a waste of money? What is flicker rate, and why does it matter? Sarah Turner answers all of this and more in this week’s episode.
GUEST BIO: Sarah has a research background in novel therapeutic devices, circadian biology, chronobiology, and Biohacking. She has studied Psychological Science, Nutritional Medicine, and Clinical Neuroscience.
Sarah is a member of the team at Recharge – a start-up frontier technology company focusing on disruptive health technologies that empower the individual to control their health.
Sarah is a red light therapist therapy expert, and regularity talks on photobiomodulation and wellness. She uses FlexBEAM with home users, biohackers, and within a clinical research setting. Her goal is to put this innovative, all-natural, non-drug therapy into the hands of the individual.
EPISODE NOTES Circadian Biology, “it’s something we need to pay attention to” Sunlight in today’s world, do we get enough sunlight? Why is sunlight important, and how does it relate to red light therapy? Effects of artificial lights: What is red light, and how can it help us? UV lights and Red lights What type of lights can we buy to improve our sleep schedule and sleep quality? How do we use red lights, and how do they help? How do the red lights alter hormones and help with different illnesses? Which red light products should we avoid?
QUOTES: “We are mammals that have evolved under the sun; only recently, we have become this creature that lives all the time indoors and under artificial lights.” “The light environment is hugely important for humans; we need to have natural light.” “Our bodies are covered in with light receptors, not just our eyes; it’s our skin; it’s our fat cells…” “Our whole body is geared up sense light and our environment through light.” “For so many conditions and people who have a problem sleeping, is due to our light environment, it’s a huge factor in all kinds of health situations.”