We can all agree that jet lag is the worst. It can disrupt sleep patterns and dampen travel experiences, making our bodies tired and our travels less enjoyable. In a groundbreaking year-long field study, researchers on the Lumos team examined the effectiveness of the Lumos Mask in easing jet lag while also enhancing sleep quality. The study looked at changes within each study participant’s travel experiences on similar types of trips, both with and without the Lumos Mask. Let’s delve into the study’s key findings and insights.
To ensure a comprehensive analysis, the study recruited over 150 enthusiastic volunteer testers (both male and female) spanning a wide age range from 14 to 70 years, who had previously experienced jet lag during their travels. This diverse population allowed researchers to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of the Lumos Mask’s usability and effectiveness across many demographic groups. Of the 150+ testers, 103 dedicated individuals completed the study and provided data for analysis.
Participants traveled to a range of travel destinations, including…
-coast-to-coast trips in the US
-US to Europe
-US to Asia
-US to Australia
-US to New Zealand
These diverse locations provided a wide range of travel experiences, allowing researchers to gather insights across different time zone changes.
Methodology: Within-Subject Comparison
The study employed a within-subject comparison approach. Basically, this allows researchers to directly compare an individual participant’s travel experiences with and without the Lumos Mask. Before each trip, participants filled out detailed surveys about their previous experiences with jet lag and their usual recovery times. This acts as a reference point for understanding their natural jet lag recovery timeline. Next, participants wore the Lumos Mask during their journeys and reported on their jet lag adjustment experience afterward. Participants also filled out daily questionnaires to track their sleep experiences.
To see the effects of the Lumos Mask, the following statistical tests were used to assess the differences between participants’ typical jet lag recovery with and without the Lumos Mask.
Trend #1: A Speedier Recovery From Jet Lag
A paired t-test showed a significant difference in the number of days needed to recover from jet lag with and without the Lumos Mask. For outbound flights, people who used the Lumos Mask recovered from jet lag 44% faster than those who didn’t use the Lumos Mask. And for inbound return flights, Lumos Mask users recovered from jet lag 33% faster than those who did not use it. A non-parametric Wilcoxon Signed Rank Test suggested a statistically significant reduction in the number of days needed to overcome jet lag using the Lumos Mask compared to without the Lumos Mask.
Trend #2: Effective For All Direction and Time Zone Changes
The study also examined the impact of travel direction and the number of time zone changes on the Lumos Mask’s effectiveness. When plotted, individual data points show similar trends for all types of time zone differences in both departure and arrival flights, meaning the Lumos Mask was effective for traveling both Eastwards and Westwards, across small and large time zone differences. Interestingly, in coast-to-coast trips (where the three-hour time zone difference can feel especially exhausting), a significant portion of testers experienced NO jet lag upon arrival after using Lumos.
Trend #3: Even Works With Sleep Aids/Stimulants
Another study trend showed that the effectiveness of the Lumos Mask was not negatively impacted by the use of sleep aids/stimulants. Participants who utilized sleep aids like melatonin or stimulants like coffee reported improvements in their recovery when using the Lumos Mask, too! Researchers found that the Lumos Mask could provide faster jet lag recovery when used together with various types of sleep aids and stimulants. This showcases the remarkable efficiency of the Lumos Mask in reducing the number of days required to overcome jet lag, whether you use sleep aids/stimulants or not.
Trend #4: Consistent Use Leads to Better Results
Study researchers also looked at testers who either…
-used the Lumos Mask consistently throughout their trip -OR-
-occasionally forgot to use the Lumos Mask for one or more days throughout the trip
Results showed that participants who used the Lumos Mask consistently throughout their trip experienced a quicker jet lag recovery than those who had occasionally forgotten to use the Lumos Mask throughout the trip. While there was a mild dose-response relationship between mask usage and benefits felt by testers, it is worth mentioning that testers who wore the Lumos Mask even some of the time still gained the benefit of jet lag reduction.
Conclusion: Unlocking Travel Potential with Lumos
The study’s findings shed light on the meaningful impact of the Lumos Mask on jet lag recovery and sleep quality during travel. Across the board, we saw that using the Lumos Mask enhanced sleep experience and aided in recovery from jet lag. Moreover, the Lumos Mask demonstrated its effectiveness regardless of the use of sleep aids/stimulants, travel direction, or the number of time zone changes.
As future generations of the Lumos Mask continue to evolve, travelers can unlock their full travel potential by relying on this innovative solution to combat jet lag and enhance their sleep experiences. By optimizing sleep quality and recovery, the Lumos Mask paves the way for more enjoyable and productive journeys.
So, the next time you embark on an adventure or business trip, consider adding the Lumos Mask to your go-to travel essentials. Say goodbye to sleepless nights and groggy mornings – with Lumos, you can conquer jet lag and embrace travel with ease!