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The 2020 Ultimate Guide to Bright Light Therapy - Carex Health Brands

The 2020 Ultimate Guide to Bright Light Therapy

During the winter, the days get shorter, and our contact with the sun becomes even more limited. Many of us leave for work just as the sun is rising and don’t return home until after it has set, not getting any sunlight at all. While the amount of sunlight we need varies widely depending on our skin tone, age, and other factors, this lack of exposure can inhibit the healthy production of essential hormones. This could disrupt our sleep schedules and contribute to conditions like insomnia, depression, and seasonal affective disorder. 
Bright light therapy lamps, also known as sad lamps or happy lights, provide an artificial alternative to natural light that can help solve this common problem.

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7 Ways to Treat Seasonal Depression

7 Ways to Treat Seasonal Depression

As the days get shorter and shorter during the fall and winter months, our exposure to sunlight and time spent outside, unfortunately, becomes limited.  This can cause many people to experience a drop in their mood during these seasons and feel more depressed, sluggish, and hopeless than they do in the spring or summer. There are steps you can take to ease the symptoms and treat your seasonal depression, so it doesn’t get the best of you this winter.  

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5 Common Light Therapy Mistakes and Misuses

5 Common Light Therapy Mistakes and Misuses

Light therapy lamps are great for those that struggle with the winter blues or just don't get enough sunlight. For many, they can enhance the quality of life greatly. However, they do require a small learning curve to be effective. We've compiled the top five most common light therapy mistakes and misuses to avoid. Read this to ensure you get the most out of your bright light therapy lamp.

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Buyer's Guide: Selecting the Right Mobility Aid

Selecting the Right Mobility Aid

When it comes to having a high quality of life, mobility is crucial. And for those that may struggle with mobility and getting around, selecting the right mobility aid is important. We've broken down each mobility aid, their best use, and who they're right for.

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The 2020 Ultimate Guide to Caregiving

The 2020 Ultimate Guide to Caregiving

Caregiving can be hard, especially if you're new to caring for someone. Our ultimate guide covers everything you need to know about caregiving including how you become a caregiver, getting paid as a caregiver, staying organized, in-home care, end-of-life care, and more.

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