Sleep or lack there of isn't something to be taken lightly. Our goal is to have RVers get the most out of their travels so they can keep exploring.
Mesa, AZ (Vocus) June 12, 2009
Pedata RV shares research which might help seniors get uninterrupted night's sleep.
With 12.1% of the US population aged 65 years or older, medical research is increasing on senior citizen health issues. One issue that may not at first glance appear to be hazardous is senior citizen sleeping patterns. More than half of seniors aged 65 years or older have chronic sleep disturbances reports Senior Journal. While for most, sleep deprivation may be an inconvenience, for those driving a motorhome it can pose serious risks.
The effects of sleep deprivation mimic those of driving under the influence of alcohol. Driving reactions are delayed, judgment becomes impaired, not to mention the potential deadly consequences of falling asleep at the wheel. The Lighting Research Center has been studying disrupted sleep rhythms and found that blue light directed to the eye for a set amount of time could help improve sleep patterns. The goggle-like device allows seniors administer the light themselves without use of prescription drugs.
As people age, their lens thickens and their pupils shrink, allowing less light to enter, says the Senior Journal. This lack of light can disrupt the body's circadian rhythm, causing interruptions during a night's rest. While driving an RV or any vehicle it is extremely important to be fully alert. While the Lighting Research Center is currently field-testing its product, there is optimism that a good night's sleep is just around the corner.
"What we want most is for our customers to be safe on the road," says Clint Ethington of Pedata RV. "Sleep or lack there of isn't something to be taken lightly. Our goal is to have RVers get the most out of their travels so they can keep exploring."
For More Information:
For more information on Pedata RV Center or current trends in the RV industry contact Clint Ethington, General Manager, at clint (at) pedatarvcenter (dot) com or by phone at: 1-888-545-8314 or 520-807-0900. Or visit Pedata RV Center online at http://www.pedatarvcenter.com.
Pedata RV Center
Phone: 1-888-545-8314 or 520-807-0900
Email: clint (at) pedatarvcenter (dot) com
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