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Light Therapy helpful for Daytime Sleepiness, Sleep, & Parkinson Disease

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Timed Light Therapy with a SunBox helpful for Daytime Sleepiness & Sleep for those with Parkinson Disease This new research just published April 2017 in JAMA Neurology is the first published study using Light Therapy to help those impaired by sleep problems associated with Parkinson Disease. “Light therapy is a well-tolerated, feasible intervention…

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Can light therapy treat non-seasonal depression too?

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NIH Studies have determined for some time that light therapy can improve the mood of people who feel especially down during the short days of winter. But now a study has found that light therapy also works in treating non-seasonal depression. The research published in JAMA Psychiatry, is significant because major depression…

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Bright light increases sexual satisfaction in men

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From BBC 9/19/16 Exposure to bright light can lead to greater sexual satisfaction in men who have low sexual desire, a new study suggests. Scientists from the University of Siena in Italy found that using a light box, similar to those used to treat some forms of depression, increased testosterone levels. And…

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SAD the days are getting shorter… so prepare yourself!

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2017 Farmers’ Almanac predicts cold and snowy winter… along with depression It’s been such a hot summer but what does that mean for winter? The 2017 Farmers’ Almanac released its prediction for this winter and let’s just say, we promise not to complain about the heat anymore. PREPARE FOR A WINTER OF DISCONTENT By Kathryn R….

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School is starting; time to wake up!

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In the next month we will lose about 30 minutes of daylight. This can be a problem not only for adults but also for school kids. As parents, we know how hard it is to get your kids up earlier for school. Trying to get up early can be a struggle; for…

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The Sun Is Out… Now What?

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Don’t put your SunBox away for the summer. Research over the past 40 years now shows that the amount of sunlight has a big influence on your mood and sleep patterns. Light exposure can also regulate how tired you feel regardless of other weather factors like air pressure and precipitation. We were…

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Do Cloudy Days Make Your Brain Feel Sluggish?

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This week will be another gloom rainy week straight through Mother’s Day as the “Omega Block” has us locked in for more showers and storms. If all of this gray whether has you binging on sweets and carbs, couch-lounging, and craving sunshine, you are not alone. Research on Weather and Mood A…

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Light Therapy… A Simple Tool to Ease Cancer’s Side Effects

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The Wall Street Journal 4/12/16 By LUCETTE LAGNADO William Redd, a Mount Sinai psychologist, professor of medicine and a lead researcher in the trial. Light therapy “has had a major impact on cancer patients with fatigue and depression,” he says. PHOTO: LUCIA LEE/MOUNT SINAI In a test, researchers at Mount Sinai try light…

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