Australian sleep researchers have developed a set of hi-tech “sunglasses”, described as the world’s first “time control” spectacles, which can imitate sunlight patterns.
The team, from Flinders University, in Adelaide, say the glasses emit a soft green glow that helps a traveller adapt to changing sleep patterns and time zones in “small steps”.
It targets a part of the brain that regulates the human body-clock, by sending signals to the rest of the body that help it slowly realise it is in a different area of the world.
It has been suggested the device, dubbed the “Re-Timer”, is currently the only wearable body clock adjustment system commercially available.
Scientists say the device, officially launched in South Australia yesterday, can help ward of the negative affects of long-haul travel and bring new relief to insomnia sufferers, shift workers and even teenagers.
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