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The SunBox Blog

Browse our various blog articles to learn more about our story and products.

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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Three Books to Help You Create a Blueprint for Year-round Wellness

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If you have Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), or suspect that you might, we’d like to recommend three outstanding books to help you understand the condition more fully and cope with its symptoms more effectively.  All three are available on our website at special Internet prices, and contain information on effective…

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Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) By the Numbers

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How common is Seasonal Affective Disorder? Are both men and women affected? Can kids get SAD? In which parts of the world is SAD most often seen? How severe are the symptoms and is there anything I can do about them? Read on for a quick rundown of SAD by…

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SunBox Time in the Morning May Help with Better Sleep!

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Whether you toss and turn in pursuit of slumber or find yourself waking in the wee hours, unable to go back to sleep, getting a good dose of morning sunlight– natural, or the kind simulated by one of our SunBox products– can actually help you sleep better at night. How…

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SAD Sufferers & The Post-Holiday Blues

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Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that tends to affect people during the winter as the days become shorter. SAD is not simply a bad day here and there. Those who experience SAD feel depressed most days of the week. Symptoms include low energy, feelings of hopelessness,…

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