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Daylight Lamp

  • 16-12-2019 9:16pm
    Registered Users Posts: 221 ✭✭


    Just wondering if anyone has ever got a Daylight natural therapy lamp on for winter season here in Ireland? Something like SAD lamps to get you through the dark winter months?

    Do you recommend any model?



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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,404 ✭✭✭dogmatix

    I've been test driving a pair of luminette SAD glasses over the last week. It has three settings - on the brightest setting you use them for 20 minutes a day. I think they are great but very pricey. Maybe next xmas...

    The great thing about them is you can wear them over your normal glasses and still go about your work during the light session.

    Might pick them up cheap in the January sales.

  • Registered Users Posts: 19,555 ✭✭✭✭Muahahaha

    How would users describe the benefits of these light products? Better mood, more energy or something else?

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,404 ✭✭✭dogmatix

    For me - My mood is improved. I really hate the dark days from November through to March.

  • Registered Users Posts: 221 ✭✭Kaldo

    dogmatix wrote: »
    For me - My mood is improved. I really hate the dark days from November through to March.

    How many hours per day do you have the glasses on?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 32,634 ✭✭✭✭Graces7

    Shortest day today.. an SAD sufferer. DId a huge amount of research at one stage

    The problem is not the shorter daylight but that the quality of light, the "lux" changes after about August. Even on bright winter days, still SAD hits.

    After the shortest day, this starts to ameliorate slowly. So there is hope . The LUX starts to rebuild

    The specialised lights replicate the "lux" quality of summer. which is why they work. They replace what winter takes.

    There was one lad featured who was so badly affected he could not go to school. An hour in front of the lamp every morning was enough to help him

    Sadly mine is a feature of CFS/ME and I also have serious light intolerance so cannot use a lamp. Sunny days are hard! I bought a Lightbox but had to give it away.

    Sleeping up to 19 hours a day just now but the awareness that change is imminent gives me hope and it is surprising how soon change will start to happen. Knowledge is power

    Starts for me in August.

    All this is why bears hibernate ;)A response to the change in light quality and intensity and the SAD is a strong feature of CFS/ME

    The only thing that ever helped was 5HTP but cannot get it now

    falling asleep here.. rip van winkle!