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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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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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