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Full Spectrum Seasonal Affective Disorder SAD Office, Home and Desk Lighting



Clinical Trials

How to Fight Depression Naturally

Uplift Technologies Inc. Supports Research Efforts
As a manufacturer committed to offering customers bright light therapy systems, of the highest quality, Uplift is proud to support light therapy research. For more than a decade, UpLift has donated our Day-Light Classic for clinical trials throughout North America.
As the Day-Light is the first product that they manufactured, UpLift has constantly made improvements. The result is their unique Day-Light technology that conforms to all therapeutic guidelines and industry standards. A growing body of research shows that people who are light deprived can experience problems with severe mood swings and disturbed sleep patterns -- especially during the fall and winter months. These mood swings are also frequently accompanied by social withdrawal, cravings for carbohydrates and associated weight gain.
Some people who are extremely incapacitated due to light deprivation may suffer from a clinical form of depression known as Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD. Many others are more likely to describe their mood swings as the Winter Blues, and dream of escaping to a sunny beach somewhere. For those of us who can't spend the winter months somewhere warm and sunny, there is hope yet! Empirical research findings show that bright light therapy can help many people.

However, if you any health concerns, be sure to visit your doctor before undertaking any form of light therapy.

Most of us experience an energy shift in the winter, and are more likely to feel down on dark, gloomy days, especially if we live in northern latitudes where the hours of sunlight are significantly shorter during fall and winter. This is what is commonly called the Winter Blues.
According to the experts who published the Consensus Guidelines for the Treatment of Seasonal Affective Disorder (Lam et al, 1999), preliminary studies suggest that people who experience marked changes in sleep, appetite, weight and energy during the winter, but do not meet criteria for a major depressive episode, may also have a good response to light therapy.
The number of people who suffer from the Winter Blues, or "subsyndromal SAD" as the medical community calls it, in North America is estimated to be as great as 16 million (2 million in Canada; 14 million in the US ).

How Light Therapy Works

Photobiological research points to the importance of the internal biological clock, or body clock, in your overall well-being. Day-Lights provide daytime light intensity (early morning/late afternoon spring-time levels) to help you put your body clock "in sync."

The Care and Settings of your Body Clock
An overwhelming amount of research shows that the light of daytime intensity is a critical element in body clock synchronization. The daylight deprived do not receive adequate light of daytime intensity from conventional lighting.
When light hits the retina of your eye, the retina transmits impulses to your body clock located in the hypothalamic centre of your brain. When your body clock is working properly, your day/night activity pattern is synchronized with your work schedule and lifestyle and you "feel better."

Enjoy the Light of Springtime Everyday
Day-Lights can be helpful for anyone who feels light deprived. A daily session of 30 minutes in duration, sitting 12 to 15 inches from the light, is sufficient for most people during the fall and winter months.
Day-Lights produce 10,000 lux, level of light illumination, which is roughly equivalent to light levels on an early spring morning. (The typical illumination level in an office is between 250 and 1,000 lux – comparable to light levels at sunset.) Generally, 10,000 lux is considered optimal for increasing the light requirements of the daylight deprived.
Day-Lights also feel sunnier than ordinary fluorescent lights because they emit rays of the warmer color spectrum (3000 Kelvin), and minimize the blue spectrum. (Kelvin is a measure of the light color spectrum). Office lights typically emphasize cool white light (5000 Kelvin, higher blue spectrum). Soft white light produces less glare and is easier on the eyes.
Because of the potentially harmful effects of the ultraviolet light spectrum, UpLift designed Day-Lights to be ultraviolet light free. Unlike sunlight or a tanning lamp, Day-Lights will not give you a tan or burn. Remember, it is the brightness of light, not the color spectrum that determines the light therapy benefits. Using a Day-Light is as safe as taking an early morning walk outdoors on a clear spring day.

LIGHT LEVELS IN OUR ENVIRONMENT
Light Levels (LUX)

Twilight..................................................Below 750
Indoors at home.........................................200-500
Indoors at office.........................................400-700
Drafting room ..........................................500-1000

Springtime Outdoors

5:55 am Sunrise.............................................750
6:10 am.......................................................2500
6:20 am.......................................................5000
6:40 am ....................................................10000
12:00 pm Noon...........................................81000
5:10 pm.....................................................10000
5:30 pm.......................................................5000
5:40 pm.......................................................2500
5:55 pm.........................................................750


How to Use


Day-Light - How to Use A. Correct Position
Sit 12" from the light. At this distance you can read, or eat breakfast comfortably during your light therapy sessions.
B. Incorrect: Too Far Away
Sitting too far away (over 12") from the light will require longer sessions.
C. Incorrect: Too Close
It is not necessary, or recommended to sit this close to the light. You should not stare directly into the light.

D. Incorrect: Head Down

Light cannot reach the eyes with your head down this far.


Guidelines for Treatment
UpLift recommends a 30 minute duration, at a distance of 12 to 15 inches from a Day-Light. You should begin at this level and personalize your routine from there.

The most effective time to use your Day-Light is in the morning, though use in the afternoon is also effective. Use of a bright light in the evening is not recommended as it may inhibit your regular sleep routine. If a Day-Light is going to help you, you should notice a difference within a week, and realize the full benefits in less than one month.
Apart from your bright light therapy session, it is fine to use your Day-Light as a lamp to brighten up dark spaces. For general use, you should sit farther from the light and point it away from your gaze.
Your Day-Light comes with a satisfaction guarantee: if it doesn’t help you feel less light deprived, you can return it for a full refund.

PLEASE NOTE:
Day-Lights are innovative light supply systems and are not listed medical devices. If you suffer from a mood or sleep disorder such as depression, if you are under a physician’s care, or if you have other medical problems requiring regular use of medication, you should consult a physician before exposure to any bright light source such as Day-Lights. If you have any eye problems, you should also discuss with your physician whether there are any ophthalmological indications precluding the use of Day-Lights.

Proven Effectiveness and Clinically Tested
The Day-Light 10,000 Classic model has been used in light therapy clinics across North America for over ten years. It was also used in several of the studies that led to the Canadian Consensus Guidelines recommending light therapy as a first line treatment for SAD.

Recommended by Doctors
In Canada, physicians recommend Day-Lights more often than any other bright light system. This is due to the Day-Lights proven track record.

WARNING ABOUT INFERIOR PRODUCTS
Beware of untested light therapy equipment. Using unfiltered or improperly filtered equipment for 20-30 minutes per day over a period of months can be hazardous to your eyes and skin.

Courtesy Uplift Technologies


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