Sunlight is an essential ingredient for a healthy lifestyle, but many of us don’t get the amount of daylight we need to feel its benefits.
Our sunlight lamp aim to mimic the extra hours of sunlight from spring and summer that you don't get in fall and winter. It helps you fight depression, sleep disorders, and low moods on rainy days.
How bright is it?
Studies have shown that sitting in front of a 10,000 lux light box for about 30 minutes is the “dose” of light that has been found optimal to trigger biochemical changes in your brain. This provides the right amount of full-spectrum light needed to regulate that (sleepy) melatonin and boost that (happy) serotonin.
Optimal Distance and Angle of Gaze
To avoid aversive visual glare, the light therapy box should project downward towards the eyes at an angle. You would hold it at least an arm's distance, at like a 45 degree angle to your eyes, so that you're eyes actually see the light, but you're not looking directly at it. Kind of like you wouldn't look directly at the sun.
When Should I Use My Light?
If you're trying to say get ready in the morning, then you should use it first within an hour of waking up. Because if you use this light too late in the day, it can actually push back your sleep to where you have trouble going to sleep in the early evenings. You can use it while brushing, eating breakfast or dressing yourself in the bedroom, it can follow you, so you don't have to have 30 minutes where you're just sitting doing nothing.
15Min or 30Min?
You would use it for 15 to 30, or even perhaps 45 minute, intervals or increments, and that would be a session.You can continue to be active while you're using the light therapy. You could start with 15 minutes. 30 minutes would be an average time, probably more effective if you're trying' to use it for depression. 15 minutes could be suitable for someone who's just trying to wake up earlier in the morning. If you start using this to help you wake up in the morning, you should probably see results, as far as waking up on your own at that time, within a day or two. It works very fast that way.