Getting bedtime right for your little ones is key for everyone. As soon as the children are happy in bed, adults can start their evening relaxation. For us a routine has been important with a bedtime book and a teddy being involved. Lighting has been important too. H has been unhappy about going to sleep in the dark and that’s really very common. The trouble is that light can be counterproductive when it comes to sleep and I’ve always gone in to turn the light off after he’s gone to sleep. That’s fine because he can turn it back on, but I’ve always thought there must be a better solution out there and it seems Lumie have found the answer.
Light therapy specialist Lumie have launched a unique children’s sleep aid. Lumie Bedbug™ is an innovative bedside lighting product that promotes a calm bedtime and good night’s sleep for babies and young children. It’s unique because it uses low-blue light LEDs that are non-alerting at bedtime; unlike standard lighting, Bedbug’s light does not suppress the sleep hormone melatonin because it includes only negligible amounts of the blue part of the light spectrum that is known to be stimulating.
Bedbug is a 3-in-1 product that combines a reading light with a sunset feature and nightlight. The fully adjustable low-blue light allows for a level of brightness that’s comfortable to read by without stimulating your child. The 15-minute sunset is perfect for then creating a gradual transition to night that can either fade to off or to a reassuring orange nightlight which has two light intensity options. The light control is smooth and silent so you can easily check on your child without disturbing them.
Lumie Bedbug™ (RRP £59.95) is available from Amazon, John Lewis and Boots. Sarah Ockwell-Smith is available for interview to discuss Bedbug, the science of light and sleep, and general sleep tips for children from birth through to school age.
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