Neuroscientist mum reveals brilliant sleep trick for parents with a young baby
A mum, who is also a neuroscientist, has shared one of her genius sleep tips with parents across the globe.
Whether you’re in the early phases of motherhood or are already a mum, welcoming your second or third child, you’ll know all-to-well how disrupted you and your baby’s sleep can become.
Dr. Sofia Axelrod has shared her invention with parents in a bid to help their nighttime routines go much more smoothly.
According to mother.ly, Dr. Axelrod swears by using a red light method to soothe her kids to sleep and she says it actually works.
She is the co-creator of the Sunset Baby Soother, a nightlight that uses red light to naturally soothe your baby off to sleep.
Here’s how it works
Blue light, which is emitted from the likes of electronics, regular lightbulbs and the sun increases the production of cortisol.
Cortisol is the chemical in your body that helps you to wake up and stay alert during the day.
It also suppresses melatonin, a hormone that makes you feel tired.
Blue light exposure may be beneficial during a busy day, but it can become a problem at night with your baby because it can disrupt natural hormone rhythms.
This is where red lighting comes in handy. Red light does the opposite by supporting the natural production of melatonin so you and your baby feel sleepy and ready for bed.
Artificial redlight is similar to that emitted during a sunset - which literally tells our bodies it is the end of the day and prepares us for rest.
Unlike many baby monitors or nursery nightlights, The Sunset Baby Soother uses DreamRed™ technology to gently guide your baby to sleep with a soft red glow.