Sunlight as therapy

Did you know that the benefits of one sensible sun exposure last approximately 1 to 2 weeks in your body? The half-life of 25-vitamin D in your circulation is 2 to 3 weeks, so it really pays off to go outside and soak up the sun!

During the winter months, it can be difficult to obtain adequate exposure to sun. If you’re not getting adequate exposure to sun, and you’re feeling the winter blues, you may want to consider light box therapy.

Sunlight as therapy is becoming more common through the convenience of light boxes. Light boxes contain a set of fluorescent bulbs installed in a box with a diffusing screen that spreads the light and filters UVB and UVA radiation. It’s easy to use a light box as you simply have to position the box nearby and soak up the light. You can pass the time by reading, writing, or just relaxing. Some people use light box therapy for 15 minutes today, whereas others require three hours of day to obtain adequate vitamin D levels and to improve their mood. The clothes are you set to the light source, the more intense the light will be in there for the more effective the treatment will be.

Several studies have proven that light box therapy alone is as effective as antidepressant medications in reducing seasonal affective disorder or or non-seasonal depression.

It’s important to use light box therapy at the appropriate time of day as this increased exposure to sunlight can affect your circadian rhythm. People who have trouble sleeping may benefit from using light box therapy in the morning. Consult your doctor before beginning light box therapy and to learn more about your circadian rhythm in order to get the most out of bright light treatment.

Light boxes amid up to 10,000 lux (A measurement of light intensity) which is approximately 20 times more intense than the average indoor light.•

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