For those that suffer from depression, mood or energy disorders, this may be of interest to you.
Review of the Vitamin L lightbox by Lumie
I purchased this for myself at the start of winter, a few months ago, as I suffer from depression - particularly in winter, despite living in sunny Queensland, Australia. I suspect this is, at least in part, due to the decreased exposure to sunlight (shorter days).
Year round but particularly in winter I follow a fairly strict routine in an effort to manage depression and keep it at bay. Yet, it still persisted. So I decided to try the Lumie vitamin L lightbox, and if it didn’t work I’d have an awesome make-up light!
I’ve been using the Vitamin L lightbox for the past 3 months, approximately. I use it in the morning (I aim for an hour, but some mornings I’m lucky to get half an hour due to work). I have definitely noticed a huge improvement in my mood, energy, alertness, tolerance, and change in the way I view the world (from negative thinking to positive) after using it. I feel much more alert after using the light; the brain fog disappears and I’m able to think clearer and make decisions easier.
The downside: they aren’t affordable for every budget (I paid around $200), and I wasn’t able to find one in Australia (I purchased mine off eBay from the UK - although it arrived in about a week!). Personally, I have found it worth the money and see it as an investment in my current and future health.
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