What is a good light therapy lamp?

Do light therapy lamps actually work?

Results. Light therapy probably won’t cure seasonal affective disorder, nonseasonal depression or other conditions. But it may ease symptoms, increase your energy levels, and help you feel better about yourself and life. Light therapy can start to improve symptoms within just a few days.

Do you need a special light for light therapy?

Evidence-based treatments for SAD include light therapy. This requires the use of a specific type of light box to mimic some features of natural sunlight.

Do UV lamps help with vitamin D deficiency?

Ultraviolet (UV) light therapy is necessary for treating vitamin D deficiency. Specifically, a light therapy must use ultraviolet B (UVB) light in order to stimulate vitamin D production in the body.

Can Red light therapy damage eyes?

Side effects

There’s also a potential risk of damage to the eyes. Although safer on the eyes than traditional lasers, proper eye protection may be necessary while undergoing red light therapy.

Does light therapy work with eyes closed?

Can I get light therapy with my eyes closed? The positive effects of most light therapy studies have been done with the eyes open. The standard 10,000 lux for ½ hour session assumes your eyes are open.

Can I use a SAD lamp at night?

Studies vary as to whether light therapy at other times of the day is less effective. But some people with SAD (perhaps those who wake up normally in the early morning) should do their light therapy for 1 to 2 hours in the evening, ending 1 hour before bedtime.

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