What is bright light therapy?
Bright light therapy involves the regular (usually daily) exposure to a bright light source. Treatments typically involve an artificial light source of accepted therapeutic intensity, with exposure duration of a set period and distance from the light source.
How does bright light therapy work?
Research indicates that individuals who suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) are affected by light, which plays a major role in the secretion of melatonin. Melatonin is a natural hormone made by your body's pineal gland. This is a pea-sized gland located just above the middle of the brain. During the day, melatonin levels are barely detectable in individuals who don't suffer from SAD.
When light hits your eye, the retina transmits impulses to your body clock, located in the hypothalamus. The hypothalamus regulates sleeping, eating, body temperature, and libido.
Clinical research shows that the wavelengths of light emitted by the Litebook may assist in regulating the body's melatonin levels. It also boosts a feel-good neurotransmitter (serotonin), which makes you feel content and energized.
Please contact the Wellness Centre to reserve your free litebook therapy trial session.