Benefits

Health Benefits

STARSCAPES F/X® is not only an original work of art that is visually appealing, it reflects and often enhances the personality, creativity, inspiration, mind, and sometimes the genius of the person who owns it.

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  • Stargazing increases alpha brain waves
  • Relieves stress and fatigue
  • Relaxes your mind. Blood pressure decreases
  • Heart beats slower
  • Muscles relax
  • Enhances healing, health & wellbeing
  • Aids in problem solving, meditation, & reflection
  • Inspires profound ideas

The Starscapes F/X Experience

Not only is it fun and extremely cool to stargaze from bed, but every bit of concern, worry, or anxiety simply melts away and is almost spontaneously cleared as one enters the relaxing and healing alpha brain wave state created by the awe of the STARSCAPES F/X® experience.

Over thousands of years of human history, we have effectively become an indoor species. Particularly for those of us trapped in the cubicle life, often the only times we regularly step foot outside is for our daily work commute or to run errands.

In 2001, a survey sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency found that, on average, Americans spend 87% of their time indoors and 6% in an enclosed vehicle.

A number of scientific studies emphasize that reveling in the great outdoors promotes human health. Spending time in natural environments has been linked to lower stress levels, improved working memory and feeling more alive, among other positive attributes.

In an effort to combat our indoor epidemic and reap these health benefits, a growing number of people worldwide have turned to stargazing indoors in, what we call, their own Cosmic Environment Simulator.

David Yaden, a research fellow at the University of Pennsylvania's Positive Psychology Center says "In the natural setting, people are more relaxed and less stressed." His recently published study was about the inspiration and awe of the perceptual vastness experienced by astronauts in space.

• Psychologists discover the easiest way to boost your mood. The health benefits of stargazing.

• "The awe-inspiring experience of stargazing lowers stress." A University of Calif.Berkeley study

• "Stargazing eases anxiety." Kathleen Emerson, LPN, CHPLN

• "It's very relaxing." Dr. Mike Margolis

• “Nearly every disease killing us in later life has a causal link to lack of sleep.” Matthew Walker, a UC Berkeley professor of psychology and neuroscience

• "Stargazing as Therapy." TolstoyTherapy.com

• "Improves the healthcare experience of patients and they recover quicker." Professor Roger Ulrich study

Prof. Roger Ulrich’s research has quantified the health benefits of viewing nature. Patients with images of nature in their rooms recovered more quickly than those with no images. In an extensive research study, Ulrich and colleagues delineated numerous strategies for improving the healthcare experience for patients and staff. "…Investigators have consistently reported that stress-reducing or restorative benefits of simply viewing nature are manifested as a constellation of positive emotional and physiological changes." The sky is our largest, most universal, and most globally available experience of nature.

There are several theories about how nature affects mental health, said Howard Frumkin, dean of the school of public health at the University of Washington. One of them is known as the "biophilia" hypothesis, which was proposed by renowned biologist and naturalist E.O. Wilson. This theory embodies the idea that we evolved embedded in nature over most of our existence as a species, and something about that nature contact still resonates with us," Frumkin said. "Something about contact with nature is soothing and restorative and thereby good for mental health."

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