Olly by Samsung incubator startup Luple is the world’s first Samsung Human Centric Lighting LED, with optimized application mimicking natural sunlight!
COVID-19 has changed many things about our society, but perhaps most curiously, it has affected the way our bodies function. You would think that staying indoors only affects our physical appearance, assuming, of course, that exercise is not a part of your daily routine, but that’s not it.
Benjamin Franklin famously said, “Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise,” and his statement isn’t entirely inaccurate, especially within the context in which it was said. But even with greater control over their schedules than ever before, the world seems to be shifting from applauding early birds to embracing night owls.
A study by Virtual Private Network (VPN) service provider Surfshark considers social media usage in 5 major countries- the UK, the USA, Germany, Australia, and Canada- and analyses social media activity through the day. The data reveals a general trend of people waking up and going to bed later than pre-pandemic estimates, with an unnatural spike in usage from midnight to 3 am on weekdays.
Why does it matter when you go to sleep or wake up when you can seemingly function perfectly fine? The thing is- you don’t. The pandemic has given rise to many new opportunities, but it has also birthed new health concerns. This unwarranted shift in sleeping patterns has the potential to cause multiple health concerns as it takes your body clock out of balance. Not to mention the fact that staying cooped up indoors isn’t doing any favors to your health.
So how, then, can we stay healthy while staying indoors? Samsung’s start-up incubator Luple has found the potential answer to maintaining bodily balance; the Olly Day and Night Lamps.
Circadian Rhythms, Melatonin & Sunlight
Our bodies have a biological clock that regulates our sleep cycle, blood pressure, and other internal processes over a 24-hour period on a regular basis. This period, also known as the Circadian Rhythm, is crucial to maintaining bodily balance, keeping diseases at bay, and relies on environmental factors to strengthen & influence the health of your body.
Drastic shifts in the same can throw your body way off balance. The reason you feel groggy when you wake up at 9 or 10 am and need multiple cups of caffeinated drinks to stay functional thereon is this imbalance. You might not like waking up early, but your bodies are deprived of the requisite amount of sunlight they need to keep you active, thanks to staying indoors.
This is where Luple’s portable sunlight lamp Olly comes in.
How Does Olly Work to Balance Your Circadian Rhythm?
Luple Olly is based on light technology that works around advanced biomimicry and attempts to influence your body clock to bring it back to balance, making your mornings more active and your sleep more relaxed. Natural sunlight is a crucial source of melatonin, which in turn is crucial to regulating circadian rhythms.
Both Olly Day and Olly Night mimic the effects of natural sunlight to optimize your melatonin levels throughout the day. They do so through a simple method; both devices influence the all-important 480nm light wavelength, which is related to energy levels in the human body.
The Olly Day increases this wavelength to keep you energized for the day, giving you more energy in 20 minutes than a cup of coffee could in 30. The Olly Night decreases that same wavelength to relax your body and facilitate an early onset of sleep with just 30 minutes of usage! When used in tandem, Olly Day and Night bring all your circadian rhythms back to balance while exposing you to environmental elements that are necessary for a healthy life. The best part, all this in a sleek, lightweight device that comes in various eye-catching shades and runs for 6 hours once fully charged.
This technology’s potential impact on lives is made evident by its recognition as an Honoree at the 2021 CES Innovation Awards for inventing a helpful, human-centric lighting solution for regulating Circadian Rhythms.
Why You Need the Olly from Luple
While the allure and convenience of staying up late are not lost on us, we have to ask the question- At what cost? Is staying up late really worth the sleep issues it spawns? Is having that strong cup of espresso really that integral to your energy?
The answer, of course, is no. You can resolve your sleep issues by committing to change. You can wake up and stay energized throughout the day without caffeine coursing through your veins. All you need is your daily dose of almost-sunlight, courtesy, Luple Olly.