I think Allay Lamp is one of the most left of field, innovative and interesting products on the market for the treatment of migraine. I first heard about the benefits of green light therapy from Dr Burstein on the Migraine World Summit and was dying to hear when it was hitting the market. This is an interview I am super excited about and I recommend checking out the studies that are linked if you are a research nerd like I am. Thank you to Brett and the Allay Lamp team for taking the time for be interviewed. – Grace, Founder of Innovation in Migraine
What is the Allay Lamp?
Allay is a new type of lamp that produces a narrow band of green light that helps you get back to your everyday activities.
Discovered by Prof. Rami Burstein during his research with migraine patients, Allay’s patented band of green wavelengths calms your brain by quieting hyperactive neurons, letting you see and function without the discomfort of regular light.
How does the lamp work?
Each color of light that you see is made up of a group of wavelengths, and your eyes generate different sizes of electrical signals in the brain based on the wavelengths you take in.
Blue light – from screens, etc – creates large signals that stimulate the brain, impairing sleep and even causing pain. However, Harvard migraine researcher Prof. Rami Burstein recently discovered that a precise narrow band of green wavelengths actually has the opposite effect.
Only available in the patented Allay Lamp, these special green wavelengths generate smaller electrical signals in the retina than regular light, calming your brain and helping you feel more relaxed, less stressed, and happier.
Can you share some information on the efficacy of the Allay Lamp?
Here are some studies on narrow-band green light from Dr. Burstein and other prominent researchers:
How is the Allay Lamp innovative?
Allay doesn’t use just any green light. Designed by a former NASA engineer, Allay’s custom LEDs make it the ONLY device with the precision to emit the narrow band of wavelengths discovered in Prof. Burstein’s research. But the magic doesn’t end there. Unlike a phone or computer screen, there is no color mixing or potential interference involved – it’s just pure, flicker-free light you can’t get anywhere else.
What is Allay Lamp’s vision for people living with migraine?
Allay was founded by a team of migraine researchers and entrepreneurs as a way to help those who suffer from light sensitivity and headaches. Our team is focused on one simple mission: to help people with light sensitivity emerge from the darkness and get back to doing what they love.
What other innovations or research in migraine are you really excited about at the moment?
We are always excited to see new technologies and therapies for migraine sufferers, but we have to say that we are most hopeful about the fact that more people are talking about migraine and mental health these days. There are so many inspiring advocates making a mark, and our dream is for everyone to be able to talk openly about this miserable condition so they can get the help and support they need rather than suffering in silence.
If you could share one message about migraine to the wider community, what would it be?
One message we would like to share: A lot of times, people suffering from migraine can feel like they aren’t being seen or heard. We see you. We hear you. And we are working to help you!
Thank you so much to Allay for your words and also your contributions to making the world a more friendly place for people living with migraine! – Grace from Innovation in Migraine
If you’d like to find out more about Allay – check out their website below: