Day-Light Lamp for Season Affective Disorder
Item Number: CO19079
New Model with adjustable legs!
For Seasonal Affected Disorder (S.A.D)
5 Year Warranty
10,000 Lux Light Intensity.
Get the light of springtime everyday!
Bright light therapy lamps work to beat Seasonal Affective Disorder and the
For your health and safety, choose only products that have been clinically
tested and meet all Design Standards set out by research experts - such as
Day-Lights , which are recommended by the non-profit Center for Environmental
Therapeutics (CET), and used exclusively in a new light therapy clinical program
at Columbia University's Presbyterian Hospital.
Humankind evolved under the outdoor day-night cycle, and it is essential to
maintaining normal, healthy physiology. Exposure to sunrise is key to
synchronizing our internal body cycles to the external world (so we sleep when
it's dark and are alert during the day). Modern industrial society began to
tamper with this system, though. The loss of daylight - in dark apartments, in
the workplace, on shift work, etc. - creates a state of daylight deprivation,
making us vulnerable to depressed mood, sleep problems, fatigue, ability to
concentrate, and more. Nature, too, posed a new problem when humans began to
migrate north, where winter nights are long and dark.
The importance of light - beyond vision - has been known in all cultures for
millennia. Think of the Sun Gods, Christmas Lights. . . . The scientific
research effort, though, is recent. It was inspired by findings that light
exposure directly affects hormone levels and can reset the body clock either
forward or backward. Then, one smart patient - a chemical engineer named Herb
Kern - connected his annual mood disorder to the reduced light exposure of
winter. He came to the US National Institute of Mental Health and said, Study
me! He actually co-authored the first journal report on light therapy for
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), which inspired a set of monumental clinical
Scientists think that light therapy works at several different levels, producing
a combined beneficial effect. It is directly energizing for most people, thus
combating mood-associated fatigue. When used at an appropriate morning hour (or
in rare cases, evening hour), it corrects the misalignment of the internal body
clock with external night and day. Finally, it stimulates the brain's production
of neurochemicals that are thought to be antidepressant (and in that sense, it
mimics drug effects in a more natural way, without the need for drugs).
Light therapy has been proven through research to be beneficial for the
treatment of both seasonal and non seasonal conditions such as:
- SAD and the Winter Blues
- PMS and Antepartum Blues
- Jet Lag / Shift Work Adjustment
- Circadian Sleep Disorders
Size: 13.25 x 16 x 3 inches
UPC: 718122579808 (*)