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Old 12-31-2019, 02:54 AM   #11
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I had gotten a light a few months ago, it sits atm.

The morning time frame, I would get really agitated and irritable, so I tried it in the afternoon (read some people who have mixed or rapid cycling episodes may benefit with the afternoon session ) so I took it in to work,..... and didn't feel it had a positive out come, I was less agitated and irritated but didn't feel it was assisting... I did use it a few times around 4pm-5pm where I had thought perhaps it may have helped, but I was staying up later which didn't work for me.
I had some what forgotten about the light, if I am honest . But now I'm wondering if I should give it another shot since I my mood has dropped even more than a few months ago.

I started with 10minutes, but most light sessions were 30 minutes.

I had gotten it in hopes of a "more natural " remedy... Years ago in the winter I did my first (and so far last) tanning beds and felt so up lifted for a day, I had hoped the "happy lamp" would assist.

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I had gotten a light a few months ago, it sits atm.

The morning time frame, I would get really agitated and irritable, so I tried it in the afternoon (read some people who have mixed or rapid cycling episodes may benefit with the afternoon session ) so I took it in to work,..... and didn't feel it had a positive out come, I was less agitated and irritated but didn't feel it was assisting... I did use it a few times around 4pm-5pm where I had thought perhaps it may have helped, but I was staying up later which didn't work for me.
I had some what forgotten about the light, if I am honest . But now I'm wondering if I should give it another shot since I my mood has dropped even more than a few months ago.

I started with 10minutes, but most light sessions were 30 minutes.

I had gotten it in hopes of a "more natural " remedy... Years ago in the winter I did my first (and so far last) tanning beds and felt so up lifted for a day, I had hoped the "happy lamp" would assist.

Light therapy - Mayo Clinic
Seasonal affective disorder treatment: Choosing a light box - Mayo Clinic

I used to do tanning beds every summer, for a couple of years. Of course, I wore the little eye goggles during a session, but I felt that the tanning bed light and warmth very much boosted my mood. Supposedly, the light box light is somehow the same as tanning bed light.
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Old 01-04-2020, 12:24 AM   #13
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I love your eagles reference by the way. I used it years ago in Seattle. It's dark a lot there in winter. I think it helped a bit. Sometimes n especially the sun sets at 3pm and rises at maybe 7 am so I d I d need more light time. I was more weepy than depressed though and it helped l ed with that. I moved to California. Sunshine is good.
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Old 01-13-2020, 08:40 PM   #14
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I do not have SAD ,I do have a circadian rythym disorder , my sleep pathologist is one of the foremost experts in sleep inthe country , he turned me onto the whole light and sleep connection , I don't use a lightbocper see I have a full spectrum variable temperature reading light and desk lamp , I also have a rather large full spectrum alarm clock that does have a memory that you can create artificial sunrise/ sunset and such ,right now I am not using my clock (I am waiting for cataract surgery) however until my vision room a dump I would use a silent(no alarm tone) gradual sunrise till it was full brightness to wake me up . So I can safely say light works well , I had in the past been diagnosed both as SAD & bipolar by doctors who didn't understand what havoc not sleeping does to a person ,I can look like a textbook case, checking all the boxes on Signs & Symptoms of depression thru schizophrenia based completely on how much sleep or lack of i get . I hope you try light and it improves your QoL.
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