The main technology behind UP light is the fact that light is a very important external factor affecting human’s sleep-wake cycles.
Naturally, our body wakes up when the sun rises because the daylight helps increase our cortisol, the main stress hormone in our body, to a level where our brain tells our body to get up and be energetic for the whole day. However, we don’t want cortisol level high all the time, especially when it is time to have a rest. Cortisol production should decrease gradually throughout the day, until it reaches its lowest level late in the evening.
At the time when cortisol decreases, another sleep-inducing hormone level becomes higher to regulate our sleep/wake cycle – melatonin. However, the lights from our home lights and smart devices screens will suppress the production of melatonin. Lower melatonin, together with an elevated cortisol level, will cause sleep disorders like insomnia and delayed phase sleep disorder.
Based on these scientific facts, the UP team created a light that can simulate sunrise in the morning to help our bodies wake up, and sends out light with the right wavelengths to prepare us for a good sleep.
UP’s wake up mode starts from a dim yellow light and gradually changes to bright yellow, just like the process of sunrise. The increase of light intensity stimulates your body until you wake up naturally. Set up the time frame you want to get up and your UP will start the sunrise simulation process until your room is filled with bright sunlight.