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Does anybody do light therapy these days?

Posted by Lamdage22 on September 27, 2020, at 6:41:50

I started doing it a few days ago. In combination with Vitamin D3, I am largely unaffected moodwise by the dark season.

 

Re: Does anybody do light therapy these days?

Posted by Hugh on October 5, 2020, at 13:48:18

In reply to Does anybody do light therapy these days?, posted by Lamdage22 on September 27, 2020, at 6:41:50

> I started doing it a few days ago. In combination with Vitamin D3, I am largely unaffected moodwise by the dark season.

I also seem to be unaffected by reduced exposure to sunlight during the winter. But I've still given light therapy a try. I started out using blue light, because it's supposed to be more potent than white light. Then I read that blue light might harm the eyes, and that green light is safer, so I bought these light therapy glasses:

https://www.re-timer.com/

I can't say that they've helped me, but they could be very helpful for those suffering from seasonal affective disorder.

 

Re: Does anybody do light therapy these days?

Posted by Lamdage22 on October 5, 2020, at 14:12:21

In reply to Re: Does anybody do light therapy these days?, posted by Hugh on October 5, 2020, at 13:48:18

Cool. I use the Luminette from Belgium. Blue light. This is the first time I hear about green light.

 

Re: Does anybody do light therapy these days?

Posted by beckett2 on October 31, 2020, at 1:54:09

In reply to Re: Does anybody do light therapy these days?, posted by Hugh on October 5, 2020, at 13:48:18

I restarted a few days ago. SAD affects me. The lightbox helps (it's a good one) but it's still a slog until Spring.

 

Re: Does anybody do light therapy these days?

Posted by Lamdage22 on November 8, 2020, at 15:41:39

In reply to Re: Does anybody do light therapy these days?, posted by beckett2 on October 31, 2020, at 1:54:09

Yeah, it is not quite the same as natural light but nonetheless very helpful.

 

Re: Does anybody do light therapy these days?

Posted by Lamdage22 on December 2, 2020, at 22:17:55

In reply to Re: Does anybody do light therapy these days?, posted by Lamdage22 on November 8, 2020, at 15:41:39

I kind of had bad results with the Luminette 3. Going back to the number 2 Version now. I slept in until noon and got really apathetic the second it got dark outside. So I am pretty certain it is Seasonal Affective Disorder.

Most people have less energy this time of the year. However not everybody ceases to function like I did.

I am using a lamp until the Luminette 2 arrives. I found it in my basement.

 

Re: Does anybody do light therapy these days?

Posted by Lamdage22 on January 2, 2021, at 0:45:47

In reply to Re: Does anybody do light therapy these days?, posted by Lamdage22 on December 2, 2020, at 22:17:55

It turns out I didn't use the Luminette 3 correctly. The blue light needs to hit the lower half of the eye. It works now. This is priceless, it helps a lot.

 

Re: Does anybody do light therapy these days? Lamdage22

Posted by beckett2 on January 2, 2021, at 16:49:20

In reply to Re: Does anybody do light therapy these days?, posted by Lamdage22 on January 2, 2021, at 0:45:47

Hey, good news! Glad it helps.


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