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Rainy Weather Got You Down?

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Rainy weather got you down? Does all of this rain have you feeling blah? If you think that several gray days are making you tired, run-down, and blue, you’re probably right. A week of gloomy weather could make a person want to scream. It’s not all in your head: It…

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Can Bright Light Therapy Improve Sleep?

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Do you suffer from insomnia, often wondering when – or if – you’ll fall asleep each night? Does your inability to sleep seem to get worse in the winter, when there’s less sunlight during the day? Can Bright Light Therapy Help Your Insomnia? Because bright light therapy helps the body…

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I’m Pregnant. Is Bright Light Therapy Safe for Me?

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Depression is a common affliction, and pregnant and postpartum women are especially vulnerable to developing depression symptoms. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 1 in 10 American women suffers from depression at some point during adulthood, with the number increasing to 1 in 9 for women during…

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How Safe is Bright Light Therapy?

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If you’re suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) or a variety of other conditions, you may have heard that bright light therapy can help ease your symptoms. But you may be wondering: How safe is bright light therapy, really? Overall, bright light therapy is a very safe, low-risk method of…

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Seasonal Affective Disorder: More Than Just the Winter Blues

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If you find yourself feeling overly tired, sluggish, and unmotivated to participate in your favorite activities during the winter months, it could be more than just the cold getting to you. You could suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), an ailment that affects more than 3 million Americans each year….

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Why Does Light Therapy Work?

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You’ve read about bright light therapy, and have heard that it’s a natural way to treat some of the symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). But how can just sitting in front of a lamp every day produce physical results that work? Since SAD is caused by a disruption to…

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What Is Bright Light Therapy?

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Exposure to bright light has been found to help reset circadian rhythms and boost the feel-good chemical composition in the brain to alleviate and treat symptoms of environmental depression. How does bright light therapy work, and how is it used? The Biology of Light The necessity of light goes far…

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What is Winter Depression and How Can It Be Treated?

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What is Winter Depression? Believe it or not, the amount of sunlight your receive on a daily basis can have an impact on your overall health and wellness. As winter rolls around, shorter days and colder months throw some people for a loop by disrupting their circadian rhythm, the 24-hour…

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The SunBox Company Shares a Light Box with 270net Technologies

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The Digital Marketing team at 270net Technologies recently had the opportunity to experience first-hand the benefits of Light Therapy for the first time. The SunBox Company founder, Neal Owens, lent a SunBox SunLight Plus® 10,000 Lux SAD Lamp to the team, so they could feel the impact of a bright…

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Got Cabin Fever and the Winter Blues?

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“If you’re trapped indoors by bad weather and feeling unexplained fatigue, irritability and sadness, you aren’t alone,” states Neal Owens of Frederick County MD, citing a U.S. Public Health Service report indicating that one in five people feel worse in winter. Owens participated in the N.I.H. clinical research. “Loss of…

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