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Bright Light Therapy

It seems that Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is starting to gain more attention in the news. Along with it, comes treatment options, like light therapy. Yahoo News recently had a video about how bright light therapy can help you trick your brain into thinking it’s summer all year long. Click HERE to watch the video. […]

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One of the most common questions right now is about insurance. If you’re considering buying a light box you may be able to get reimbursed for the cost from your insurance company. But just like anything to do with medical insurance, it requires getting the proper paperwork from your doctor and meeting the insurance company’s […]

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First Day of Fall

Many of you are starting to get your light boxes back out because on September 22, it was the first day of fall. With the start of fall upon us and the amount of natural light available for our bodies to absorb is drastically reduced which can have a significantly negative effect on nearly 20% […]

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What is LUX anyway? lux Pronunciation: (luks), ‚Äîn., ‚Äîpl.¬†luces Pronunciation: (lOO’sEz). A unit of illumination, equivalent to 0.0929 foot-candle and equal to the illumination produced by luminous flux of one lumen falling perpendicularly on a surface one meter square. Symbol: LX. Also called meter-candle. Basically, it’s a unit of light measurement. Higher the number, brighter […]

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Using Light Therapy to Treat PTSD Sleep Disturbances

There have been studies on the use of bright light therapy to improve sleep disturbances linked by combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).¬† Results are pointing to light therapy significantly improving sleep disturbances related to PTSD as well as moderate improvement in symptoms and depression associated with PTSD. A lot of people who suffer from depression […]

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