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World Mental Health Day


Suicide takes the lives of more than 44,965 Americans every year. Today is World Mental Health Day, and at Alaska Northern Lights we take sucide prevention very seriously. Not only do our light therapy products help prevent the side effects of seasonal and general depression, but also made it our mission to help spread mental […]

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Can’t Sleep? 7 Ways to Regulate Your Sleep Schedule


  Wake up at the same time every day. This may seem obvious, but waking up at the same time every day is one of the easiest things you can do to help keep your sleep on track. Cut back on the nighttime stress. If you tend to over think at night, keep a journal […]

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My Battle with Summertime (SAD)ness


By Debbie Miller Even if you’ve never been, there’s one thing everyone knows about Arizona: It can get really, really hot. There have been a few points in my life where the temperature has reached upwards of 120 degrees, but the heat has never really bothered me. Since I was born and raised here, it’s […]

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What does 10,000 lux mean?


There’s an age-old proverb some of you may have heard: 10,000 lux a day keeps the doctor away. Maybe you haven’t heard that, and that’s okay! Because there’s one thing most people who are new to light therapy are wondering: what does 10,000 lux actually mean? Let’s put 10,000 lux into perspective. Light therapy uses […]

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Anxiety During the Summer


Increased anxiety during the summer months is more common than you may think. With higher levels of anxiety, some may also experience things like depression, insomnia and decreased appetite. There are many factors that can have an impact on your levels of stress during the summer. Increased social pressure – Summer time is usually associated […]

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