The Benefits of Light Therapy
As soon as the colder weather settles across the country, many people suffer due to the lack of daylight.Here are a few ways to help the effects of this:
The sun doesn't give us that sun-kissed glow in the winter. But, it also affects our brain. That is because light helps to regulate our internal clock better and infuses our body and minds with many benefits. The shorter days and the lower intensity of light are a blow to our morale and increase our fatigue.
Light therapy lamps can help to counteract these unpleasant effects and to regain our momentum.
How does light therapy work?
Exposure to the light of a light therapy lamp for about 30 minutes a day is sufficient to reap the benefits. There is no need to stand still next to the lamp! Simply place it next to you while you work or read, and you're good to go.
Some of the benefits of light therapy:
- Activates the feel-good hormones. Light therapy positively influences the production of serotonin, also known as the happy hormone!
- Promotes a more restful sleep. Thanks to a better regulation of melatonin, the hormone responsible for sleep, the positive effects of light therapy will be felt even while you sleep!
- Improves concentration. When you sleep poorly or lack light stimulation, your brain goes into forced hibernation. As a result, you are less focused and less productive.
- Counteracts seasonal depression. Light therapy helps prevent the disruption of neurotransmitters that can cause depressive moods and becomes, in a way, a natural antidepressant.
If you know you are sensitive to light variations, don't take any chances and opt for daily light therapy sessions.