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How To Use Your Light Box


When using a light box, it is important to use it properly and on a schedule to insure that you get the most benefit. Here is some light box information to get the most out of your light box: Have the light set at the designated distance. NorthStar 10,000: 24 inches Aurora LightPad Mini: 25 inches Aurora […]

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Hormones In Your Body


Serotonin is what makes us energized and happy while melatonin is the hormone for sleep. When using Light Therapy, your eyes absorb the light which causes your brain to release serotonin. This is what helps give you energy and boost your mood – which is why you want to use your light in the morning. After […]

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Winter Makes Us SAD


During the winter, the days are shorter and time spent outdoors seems to diminish. It takes a lot more time to be able to go outside due to jackets, scarves, gloves and boots which means many people tend to avoid it as much as possible. With less sunlight, everyday tasks seem to become impossible and […]

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Does Warm Weather Cure Seasonal Depression?


Warm weather seems to be blessing us earlier this year; but does that mean that your SAD symptoms will subside sooner? Honestly, it all depends on the sun. Symptoms of seasonal depression disorder occur when there is less sunlight and more darkness every day. Having warmer weather doesn’t always mean it is sunnier out. However, […]

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Change in Seasons Brings a Change in Mood


The snow is no longer fresh, the sunlight disappears earlier, classes are back in session and everything may suddenly appear dreary to some. It is midwinter, and some people might have noticed a negative change in their moods and behavior. According to the University of Vermont’s Health Network, seasonal affective disorder is a subtype of […]

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