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Best Light Therapy Boxes - Fundamentals
Travelers know the effects that jet lag can induce. Traveling across time zones does not automatically adjust the human body clock and results in the body still living on the old time zone and the mind trying to catch up with the new one. Allowing the body to adjust to this new time can involve headaches and stress. Also, modern times has dictated that man adapt to the fast pace of life by working in different shifts that wreck the body's normal circadian rhythm. To be able to reset the body clock and restore the circadian rhythm, patients are exposed to intense bright lights in therapy.
People who live in northern climates are familiar with seasonal affective disorder or SAD, which triggers depression during the long winter months of minimal sunlight. SAD should not be taken lightly as it has been reported to result to the worst effect of suicide on the affected individual in extreme cases. SAD mildly affects countries with winter season causing lethargy and depression to unsuspecting individuals. Light therapy is widely used to treat SAD. This comes in the form of clinic treatments and home use light therapy boxes.
In choosing a light box to treat various discomforts, it is essential that the best light therapy box is purchased. A light box is quite expensive and finding the right one can mean a whole lot of difference between finding relief and a lot of money wasted on an inferior box that will not provide the best effect possible. Price should never be used as the deciding feature for choosing the box because the few dollars that you save will not be worth the savings if the box you bought is inferior.
The best light therapy boxes, of course, provide the best light therapy. Light boxes are made of metal with light bulbs located behind a light diffuser and angled in such a way that it will allow more light to enter with lesser brightness. The best light boxes allow the users to feel more comfortable and at the same time do not restrict them from doing other activities. Choose the box that can provide around 10000 lux brightness range. A light box of lesser lux might be less expensive but is ineffective for a long distance from the source.
There are several types of light diffusers being used for light boxes. The best ones are those that spread the wavelengths evenly to maximize light that would reach the user and the same time contain filters that absorb harmful UV rays.