Tiredness and Lack of Energy and Keep Healthy with BIOPTRON Light
long nights and dull days of winter can cause some people to experience
feelings of low mood; this is called 'seasonal affective disorder'
or 'winter depression'. Seasonal affective disorder is characterised
by the inability to feel happy or to experience pleasure (depression),
an increased need for sleep, profound tiredness (fatigue), an increased
appetite (particularly for carbohydrate-rich foods - bread, potatoes,
pasta etc.) and associated weight gain during the winter months.
Typically winter depression symptoms involve chronic fatigue syndrome,
lowered motivation, hypersomnia (needing to sleep alot) asthenic
conditions (feelings of general weakness and tiredness).
affective disorder is believed to be caused by an imbalance in the
production of an important chemical called a hormone that affects
the area of the brain which triggers our sleep pattern. Production
of this 'sleep hormone' called melatonin, is usually turned off
in the morning in response to increased light levels and then turned
on again at night.
sleep hormone levels of people with varying degrees of seasonal
affective disorder do not fall in the morning and so they continue
to feel tired and sleepy all day.
main treatments for seasonal affective disorder is bring light therapy,
such as BIOPTRON Light therapy. These increased light levels are
believed to cause a significant reduction in the sleep hormone melatonin
and thereby positively reduce feelings of sleepiness during the
light allows you to safely get the amount of light you need to fight
winter blues and recharge your batteries with positive energy.
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is characterized by a combination
of symptoms such as:
- Lowered motivation
- Increased need of sleep
- Increased appetite and
consequent weight gain
- Inability to feel happy
DOES BIOPTRON LIGHT THERAPY INFLUENCE SEASONAL AFFECTIVE DISORDER
light boxes supply a dose of 10,000 light units (called lux) and
daily treatment sessions are approximately 30 minutes in duration.
LUX intensity generated by BIOPTRON Light Therapy Systems are:
MedAll = more than 10,000 lux
Pro 1 = more than 10,000 lux
2 = more than 10,000 lux
comparison, indoor light is around 5,000 lux,
outdoor light (on a cloudy day) is up to 5,000 lux and during midday
summer time can reach at least 50,000 lux. So BIOPTRON Light Therapy
is ideal for use in the treatment of seasonal affective disorder.
20 - 40 minute treatment period at a distance from the face of 20cm
40 - 60 minute treatment period at a distance from the face of 30cm
60 - 120 minute treatment period at a distance from the face of
eyes should be open during the treatment but not staring directly
into the BIOPTRON Light Therapy System device. You may be reading
or writing for it is the action on the important melatonin level
through indirect stimulation of the increased light level which
has this powerful effect on SAD and related symptoms.