BRIGHT LIGHT THERAPY IS
FOR OPTIMUM HEALTH AND IS
NOW AVAILABLE AT SMALLMAN'S
Many people may suffer from light deprivation and not even
be aware that the symptoms of light deprivation include:
Feeling down or moody during the fall and winter
Fatigue, lack of energy, and difficulty getting up in the morning
Problems getting things done (lack of motivation)
Reduced social contact (and often reduced sexual interest)
Cravings for carbohydrates and weight gain
Experts believe that as many as 1 in 20 people may experience full-blown Seasonal Affective Disorder in the northern hemisphere and up to 11 times may experience the milder winter blues. As well, recent findings show that bright light therapy may also help relieve some non
Importance of Light:
Light is essential to maintaining normal, healthy physiology. Exposure to the sunrise is a key factor in synchronizing our internal body cycles or circadian rhythms to the external world (so we sleep when it is dark and are alert during the day).
Modern industrial society, combined with human migration to northern latitudes, has tampered with this cycle and the resulting loss of natural light exposure - in dark apartments, in the workplace, on shift work, etc. For many, this leads to ongoing light deprivation, making us vulnerable to mood disorders, sleep problems, fatigue, poor ability to concentrate, and more.
There is a simple solution that will help return our bodies to a more natural rhythm while allowing us to function better, feel better, have more energy and live life to the fullest in our northern low-light seasons.
Health professionals recommend bright light therapy
as the #1 line of treatment for Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).
The Center for Environmental Therapeutics (www.cet.org), a not-for-profit professional organization, has specified criteria for light box selection to ensure user safety and effective treatment. Day-Lights are designed to meet these standards.
Designed based on university clinical trials
10,000 LUX outdoor light level at a comfortable distance
Adequate field of illumination
Emits balanced White light for eye safety
UV filtered protection to protect the eyes and skin
Projects light downward to mimic the sun
Glare-free diffusion screen for visual comfort
High-efficiency, no flicker ballasts
Adjustable height for optimal positioning for the user