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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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There is Help for Holiday Depression and SAD Winter Blues

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It’s that time of year… Feeling run down, tired, lethargic, not interested in seeing anyone or doing anything? It could be a case of the holiday blues. On the other hand, if it lasts more than a few weeks, chances are it isn’t the holiday blues, but a medical condition…

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Morning Light Is Linked To Weight Loss

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If you’re looking to lose weight, try heading outside for 20 to 30 minutes every morning between 8 AM and 12 PM. That’s the recommendation made by a recent study from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, where researchers found that people exposed to bright light in the morning have a lower…

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We’re Moving!

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Sunbox is moving up to Frederick, MD. See what Neal has to say!

Light Therapy helpful for Daytime Sleepiness, Sleep, & Parkinson’s Disease

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Timed Light Therapy with a SunBox helpful for Daytime Sleepiness & Sleep for those with Parkinson Disease This new research just published April 2017 in JAMA Neurology is the first published study using Light Therapy to help those impaired by sleep problems associated with Parkinson Disease. “Light therapy is a well-tolerated,…

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Can Light Therapy Treat Non-seasonal Depression, Too?

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NIH Studies have determined for some time that light therapy can improve the mood of people who feel especially down during the short days of winter. But now a study has found that light therapy also works in treating non-seasonal depression. The research published in JAMA Psychiatry, is significant because…

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