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The SunBox Blog

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What Causes Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)?

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Each year, as the sun begins to set earlier and earlier and the temperature drops, you notice you feel more sluggish and sleepy. Maybe you get more irritable, or your productivity at work drops. You want to eat more, especially those comfort foods you fall back on when times are…

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Can Bright Light Therapy Help Those with Eating Disorders?

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Eating disorders are serious psychological conditions where a disordered perspective of a healthy weight leads to unhealthy eating habits such as not eating at all (anorexia) or binge-eating and purging (bulimia). While ongoing therapy, as well as medications to treat underlying mental conditions that can contribute to eating disorders, such…

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6 Conditions of Modern Life that Disrupt Circadian Rhythms

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Getting to sleep isn’t always easy. You can do all the things you’re “supposed to” do, such as turning off screens an hour before bed, avoiding caffeine in the afternoons, and exercising daily, but sleep is still elusive. No matter how hard you try, you just can’t settle your brain….

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Midday Bright Light Therapy & Its Effect on Bipolar Disorder

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Early morning bright light therapy has been used for over 30 years to reduce symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), and other non-seasonal depression. Could that same therapy benefit those with bipolar disorder? What Is Bipolar Disorder? Bipolar disorder is a brain disorder characterized by episodes of mood swings ranging…

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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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