Light therapy can make your winters happier, healthier, less stressful, and brighter!
Bright light therapy consists of sitting close to the light box with eyes open so the light shines on the user's face. When using light therapy, looking directly at the light is not necessary. One is free to read, write or eat a meal while staying oriented towards the light.
Sitting within the 10,000 lux range, or 24 inches for a 30-minute session soon after awakening is enough time, and equals sitting in the 2,500 lux range or at about 40 inches for a two hour session. Intensity levels are changed by moving towards or away from the light. Treatment can last between 15 minutes to three hours. Once adjusted to light therapy, one gets a fairly good intuitive feel for adjusting the session length to get the desired results.
A positive response to using light therapy boxes usually begins two to four days after beginning light therapy, and it could take up to several weeks to get the full beneficial effect. If patients do not respond to treatment, they may need a longer duration of morning light, or a trial of evening light. Some people can skip bright light therapy treatments for one to three days, occasionally longer, without ill effects, but most have symptoms returning quickly when treatment is interrupted.
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Actual Client Testimonials
"I bought my light before last winter and used it for the first time during the 2011-2012 winter season. I've had seasonal mood swings for as long as I can remember and have always struggled through the winters with anxiety and feeling down. This light is wonderful. I use it in the morning while reading the paper and drinking tea. It helps me wake up and brighten my mood. Thank you for producing an affordable medical grade product the public can buy."