Sunday, July 5, 2020

If someone else is in the room while I am having my light therapy, will it throw off their system?

A reader asks: If someone else is in the room while I am having my light therapy, will it throw off their system?Answer:Probably not, unless...

When you say “optimal timing” of light therapy, what do you mean? What makes the timing “optimal”?

A reader asks: When you say "optimal timing" of light therapy, what do you mean? What makes the timing "optimal"?Answer:The timing of daily light exposure...

How long should you be treated with an artificial sunlight bulb?

A reader asks: How long should you be treated with an artificial sunlight bulb?Answer:We do not recommend treatment with "bulbs" per se, but rather with...

What does happen if you use light too early? Once in a while? Regularly?

A reader asks: What happens if you use light too early? Once in a while? Regularly?Answer: Light Exposure & Circadian Clock Resetting A primary effect of light...

 I’ve noticed that light therapy boxes (LTB’s) have uses for SAD, but I have heard that they can be effective with insomnia.

A reader asks: I've noticed that light therapy boxes (LTB's) have uses for SAD, but I have heard that they can be effective with insomnia....

I am getting fairly good results with a light box, but because of complicating factors, not as good as I would like. I am...

A reader asks: I am getting fairly good results with a light box, but because of complicating factors, not as good as I would like....

Most of the equipment referred to by your questioners, as well as that sold for depression treatment, uses fluorescent tubes. Have incandescent sources been...

A reader asks: Most of the equipment referred to by your questioners, as well as that sold for depression treatment, uses fluorescent tubes. Have incandescent...

I used to be a night owl only — I could not fall asleep until 1-2 a.m. and then always had trouble getting up...

A reader asks: I used to be a night owl only -- I could not fall asleep until 1-2 a.m. and then always had trouble...

I suffer from panic disorder. I used a light box for four days for 30 minutes starting at 6:30 a.m. On the fourth day...

A reader asks: I suffer from panic disorder. I used a light box for four days for 30 minutes starting at 6:30 a.m. On the...

Are light visors effective in treating SAD? I have found one that emits 2500 lux. Is this light output strong enough to counteract SAD?

A reader asks: Are light visors effective in treating SAD? I have found one that emits 2500 lux. Is this light output strong enough to...

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