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The SunBox Blog

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How Does Light Therapy Help with Anxiety?

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You may have heard that lightbox therapy helps with mental well-being. It improves your mood, sleep habits, and focus. But how does it specifically help with anxiety? Light Therapy Increases the Brain’s Ability to Handle Emotion Denmark’s Neurobiology Research Unit at the Copenhagen University Hospital fellow Brenda McMahon published a…

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When Spring Brings You Down — Springtime and SAD

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For most people, spring means a lift of spirits and a feeling of rejuvenation. Days start to last longer, the warmer weather brings people out of hibernation, and an increase in sunlight just makes them happy. For one out of ten people, however, the season has the opposite effect. Welcome…

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How Does Sunlight Affect Your Brain?

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Sunlight can make you happier, restore your energy, and is important for your sleep rhythms. There’s a reason for that; sunlight causes a release of feel-good hormones guaranteed to lift your mood.  Sunlight Impacts Your Brain by Creating Serotonin Both darkness and sunlight trigger the release of hormones, responsible for…

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6 Ways to Get the Most Out of Light Therapy

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That time of year is upon us once again: for an estimated 10 million Americans, the winter season brings Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) due to shorter days and less exposure to natural, healing sunlight. When your body is deprived of sunlight, it produces melatonin, which is a big reason for…

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The Surprising History of Light Therapy

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While light boxes are relatively new on the light therapy scene, light therapy itself has been around in some form or another since ancient times. Read on for the surprising history of light therapy. Light Therapy Throughout Ancient History Almost every ancient civilization understood that light plays an important role…

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How to Care for Your SunBox Lightbox

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You love your lightbox, and for good reason. You’ve discovered that it can not only help with SAD, but it improves sleep, increases energy, fights depression, and can help with age-related disorders such as Alzheimer’s and dementia. Now, you want to keep your lightbox clean and make sure it keeps…

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How Bright is 10,000 Lux and How Bright Light Therapy Should Be

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For 10 million Americans, winter Seasonal Affective Disorder strikes in the fall and lasts until April. While the exact mechanism that causes SAD isn’t entirely understood, it’s believed that the shorter days trigger the disorder by limiting access to natural light. For those suffering SAD, light therapy is a proven…

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How Light Therapy Can Help Kids With Autism

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Good sleep promotes good health.  But for some, the ability to get to sleep—and stay asleep—is elusive. A full 70 percent of American adults report the inability to get a satisfactory night’s sleep at least once a month, and 11 percent say they don’t get enough decent quality sleep every…

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Using Light Therapy to Correct Age-Related Sleep Issues

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Note: Please check with your doctor to make sure light therapy is a safe option for you. One of the things that goes along with being eligible for Medicare, collecting Social Security, and getting “senior discounts” are a few other things that are far less welcome. For example, many of…

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