When used correctly, the Day-Light Classic is an effective way to help alleviate symptoms experienced with mood and sleep related disorders during the fall and winter months or all year round.
Bright light therapy has been proven to safely treat: Seasonal Affective Disorder, the Winter Blues, PMS, Antepartum Blues, Circadian Sleep Disorders, Jet Lag, Shift Work Adjustment and Non-seasonal mood disorders.
For optimal bright light therapy treatment, Day-Lights must be adjusted to allow your eyes to be positioned toward the center of the light screen. Select the therapy setting which delivers 10,000 LUX of illumination - the amount recommended by experts.
Begin with 30 minutes at 10,000 LUX shortly after waking. Since each person may respond differently to light treatment time may need to be adjusted. To find your optimal time to begin bright light therapy sessions, speak with your physician or go to the self assessment section of this website and complete the
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Sit 11"-12" from the light. At this distance you can read, check e-mail or eat breakfast comfortably during your bright light therapy sessions.
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Incorrect: Too Far Away
Sitting too far away (over 11") from the Day-light will require longer sessions.
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Incorrect: Too Close
It is not necessary, or recommended to sit this close to the light. You should not stare directly into the light.
Light cannot reach the eyes with your head down this far. |