I don’t know about you, but for as far back as I can remember I have had trouble falling asleep. It would always take me anywhere from 45 minutes to up to 2 hours to fall asleep at the end of the night.
I’d stay up reading all night or would be on the computer and then when I tried to fall asleep, I couldn’t. I’d lay there and toss and turn for a long time.
Over the past 2 years or so, I’ve been testing out a bunch of different techniques for improving my sleeping patterns. I’ve been trying some apps like the WakeMate, Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock and even changing my diet to sleep better. Hell, I’ve even done work on learning to lucid dream.
While I was reading The 4 Hour Body, I read about this new type of sleep aid that I figured I’d give a shot.
This sleep assistant is called NightWave and have been getting a lot of attention in the media today. It is claiming to be a completely natural, safe way to fall asleep without all the tossing and turning that most people normally experience.
I wanted to write this NightWave Sleep Assistant Review for anyone who is interested in this product.
The closest thing to this sleep aid is the machines that play soft music to help calm the body and the mind. NightWave works similar to this, but won’t disrupt anyone that you are sleeping with. This can be convenient if your partner doesn’t like to fall asleep to sounds like white noise or crickets chirping.
The difference here is that a soft blue light is less distracting to your bed-friends than the sounds from the sound machines.
How Does Nightwave Work?
The NightWave really doesn’t look that impressive. I bought the travel version because it is even smaller than the original and I want to take it with me when I travel.
It honestly doesn’t look like it’ll do anything to help you fall asleep unless someone repeatedly hits you on the head with it until you pass out. The beauty of this is that you don’t need to bash it on you head to pass out. You simply breath along with the blue light that the little box makes and it makes you fall asleep.
When you watch the light, you are supposed to inhale and exhale following the changing pattern of brightness. The longer you watch the light, the slower the changes are and the more relaxed you get. Eventually(about 7 mins) the light will shut itself off and voila! You are asleep.
The first night I used it, I fell asleep after about 4 minutes and the second night it took me about 5. To me, that’s unreal.
Who Should Use Nightwave?
NightWave could be good for anyone who has trouble falling asleep at night. It might even work well for people who wake up in the middle of the night and have a hard time falling back asleep. All that is required for this machine is a dark room and a battery. You also need to be willing to try something that’s a little different (breath to the changes in the light).
Unlike most sleep aids (drugs), there are no risks or dangers associated with it. This means I don’t have to list things like “you could die from taking too many of these pills or are allergic to something” like most vitamins say. It’s a lot less risky than taking these prescription medications or watching tv and having your mind brainwashed with silly commercials all night.
It could also be good for people who are very stressed. It helps you to minimize stress and relax.