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Can Bright Light Therapy Help Fatigued Cancer Patients?

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Cancer is a disease no one wants to deal with. It’s full of uncertainty, and treatment can leave you feeling worse than you did before. One of the most common side effects of treatment for cancer is insomnia and fatigue. You’re tired, but you can’t sleep, which makes you even…

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Is Light Therapy Good for Someone Not Suffering from Depression?

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You’ve probably heard of light therapy for Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and other forms of depression and anxiety. But did you know that light therapy is beneficial for everyone? Even if you do not suffer from depression, the benefits of exposure to light during cold, dreary months can’t be denied….

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All about Serotonin & Endorphins

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If you’ve ever finished a workout and have gotten that “high” afterward, you’ve experienced a rush of endorphins. It feels great, doesn’t it? Serotonin and endorphins are neurotransmitters, the “feel-good” chemicals our bodies produce to promote an overall sense of well-being. They provide a lot of benefits, including regulating your…

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How Bright Light Therapy Can Help You Be More Productive at Work

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You know it well: The mid-week slump. Or is it a case of the Mondays? Perhaps “It’s really only Thursday? I thought it was Friday!” Face it; even your morning cup of coffee (or five) just aren’t cutting it anymore. You find it more and more difficult to drag yourself…

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Can Light Therapy Help with Insomnia?

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You know the feeling: You toss and turn, trying to get comfortable. You’ve tried reading books, buying new pillows, exercising until you’re at the point of exhaustion, cutting out caffeine, and counting flock upon flock of sheep. No matter what you try, though, you’re still unable to fall asleep and…

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Is Bright Light Therapy Safe for Children?

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When people discuss seasonal affective disorder (SAD) or depression, the focus typically is on adults who suffer from these conditions. However, a growing number of adolescents and children are being diagnosed with depression in various forms. The Anxiety and Depression Association of America estimates between 2 and 3 percent of…

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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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