Product Pick: Happy Light
Sunlight is an essential element of a healthy & happy lifestyle, but many of us don't get the amount of daylight we need to reap its benefits. Our recommendation? Consider ‘light therapy’ with a product like the HappyLight by @verilux!
Our brain’s chemistry and body clock are affected by light which stimulates specific hormones and neurotransmitters that greatly influence our overall feelings of well-being. Bright light exposure early in the day stimulates our body's production of serotonin (improving mood and happiness) and regulates melatonin in the evening (promoting deeper sleep).
Light therapy involves exposure to specific levels of light under controlled conditions and is most effective when you have the proper combination of light intensity, duration, and timing. The typical recommendation for intensity is 10,000-lux at a distance of about 16 to 24 inches from your face. For the majority of people, early morning exposure for about 20-30 minutes is most effective! Research suggests this targeted therapy can successfully reduce seasonal affective disorder (SAD), insomnia, and depression!
Please note: the light emitted from the HappyLight is full-spectrum white light and is UV-free (so you aren’t actually synthesizing vitamin D directly from the happy light).
Other brands we love include:
- Northern Light Technologies Boxelite
- Carex Day-Light Classic Plus
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