While someday our robot avatar will do the commuting for us, right now, we're a species that tends to travel long distances quickly. And our internal clock doesn't always keep up, so we're constantly adjusting our sleep schedules, struggling to stay awake at work or to sleep at night. The AYOlite was designed to help ease your body back into its natural rhythm when you need to travel, and when the seasons change.
Light therapy uses specific wavelengths of light to mimic natural outdoor light. The theory is that our bodies use these wavelengths to set circadian rhythms and as cues for other natural processes, like falling asleep or to release certain neurotransmitters. Generally that's done with a light therapy box, a bulky light that you sit in front of for up to an hour a day, depending on your needs. That's not always possible in our busy lives, or when work takes us away from our usual spaces.
Rated 4/5 stars on Amazon, the AYOlite condenses the light therapy box into a wearable you can take anywhere. It's designed like a pair of sunglasses, so you can slip them on and go for a morning workout, write out your presentation for work, and otherwise get on with your life while getting in the rays you need. The light source inside the glasses generates a blue-turquoise light calibrated to align with your rhythms.
The form factor and included case also makes them simple to travel with; just drop them in a bag and go. You don't need to connect them to your phone, as you can just turn them on. It makes light therapy easy to incorporate into your daily routine, wherever it may be.
Usually the AYOlite is $199, but right now, you can save 7% and pick up a pair for just $184.99.
Prices subject to change.
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