Overweight? Do Not Use Conventional Alarm Clocks, It Increases Cortisol

[MobilePRwire] – Stress, Cortisol-increase and overweight begins in the Morning. A new study (Copenhagen, Denmark) shows that even the wake-up call of a conventional alarm clock puts our body under unhealthy stress. The concentration of the stress hormone “Cortisol” is more than double compared to when you wake up by yourself. “Stress Free Alarm Clock” – App (stressfreealarmclock.com) is a new patented scientific sleep cycle alarm clock that will gently reduce stress, cortisol and overweight.

The Cortisol Connection: What’s the connection?

When we are stressed out, our bodies release a hormone called cortisol. Cortisol has been proven to encourage fat storage in the abdominal area. The worst part is if you don’t learn to alleviate stress, cortisol levels stay high even when the original source of stress has subsided. The prolonged effects of cortisol will cause even more fatty deposits to find their way to your middle even when the stress seems to have passed. A recent retrospective study (Nutrition, 2010, Oct 8., Division of Endocrinology, Department of Internal Medicine, S. Orsola-Malpighi Hospital, University Alma Mater Studiorum, Bologna, Italy) investigated the relation between daily urinary free cortisol excretion rate, as a marker of cortisol production rate and waist circumference. Obese persons had significantly higher urinary free cortisol excretion than normal-weight persons.

Higher and more prolonged levels of cortisol in the bloodstream have been shown to have negative effects, such as: weight gain, overweight, impaired cognitive performance, depression, suppressed thyroid function and blood sugar imbalances, decreased bone density, decrease in skeletal muscle tissue mass and power, skeletal muscle wasting, high blood pressure, lowered immunity, decreased testosterone levels, impaired erectile function, menstrual abnormalities, fatigue, chronic fatigue, chronic pain, headache, migraine, fibromyalgia, muscle pain and poor digestion.

The skin can present with symptoms such as oily skin, acne, eczema, and roughness. Elevated cortisol also decreases the skin’s ability to regenerate leading to wrinkles, sagging, and impaired wound healing. Elevated cortisol in pregnant mothers influences cortisol metabolism during the baby’s crucial development periods.

The good news is, despite the fact that stress is an unavoidable part of life, there is something you can do about it. Studies have shown that those who make time for exercise have less anxiety (and fewer related physical ailments) than those of us who are sedentary.

The cortisol awakening response is an increase of about 50% in cortisol levels occurring after awakening in the morning. Shortly after awakening, a sharp 38% to 75% (average 50%) increase occurs in the blood level of cortisol.

To keep cortisol levels healthy and under control a clinical neuroscientist developed and patented the most innovative and new adaptive “Stress free alarm clock” – App.

Compared to conventional alarm clocks, the “Stress Free Alarm Clock” – App for Android and iOs, iPhone, iPod – touch and iPad introduces an individualized, natural wake up procedure, which adapts itself to the users’ particular needs within a few nights. This patented alarm clock is leading to a gentle and stress free wake up. Sudden, abrupt waking in the morning as with loud, conventional alarm clocks and the associated release of stress hormones from the adrenal gland can be avoided by using this novel and intelligent self adapting, personal sleep cycle alarm clock. Health benefits of this intelligent innovation are weight loss, stress reduction, increase of skeletal muscle mass and strength, pain and headache reduction, enhanced male virility and erectile function, improvement of cognitive performance, fatigue, muscle pain and fibromyalgia. And better general health and physical fitness.

“Stress Free Alarm Clock” – App for Android and iOs, iPhone, iPod – touch and iPad is easy to use. In order to be woken up smoothly, sleepers will be guided from the deep sleep phase or dream phase into the light sleep phase by gentle sounds.

Unlike the hitherto existing sleep cycle alarm clocks “Stress Free Alarm Clock” – App for Android and iOs, iPhone, iPod – touch and iPad does not require additional implement such as wristband motion sensors, sound sensors or movement sensors. Users simply set their desired wake up time. After waking up, they merely slide a finger across the screen to stop the alarm. Everything else is taken care of by the patented and intelligent system.

It all sounds so easy, logical and understandable, but who wants to see if the promises are kept must try it.

Stuerenburg (Hannover, Germany) is an agile Neuroscience team specialized on the implementation of intelligent and easy to use Android and iPhone applications.
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