So yes, first of all, what is light therapy? Briefly, light therapy is the use of light, typically from a strong artificial light source, to correct your bodies main internal clock. This helps your body to know when it is time to sleep and when it is time to be awake. The result from using a light therapy lamp will be better sleep during the night and more energy during the day.
When should you use light therapy?
Please note that I’m not a medical doctor and this is just my personal recommendations!
- You’re having trouble falling asleep in the evening.
- You wake up in the middle of the night and you are unable to fall asleep again.
- Your sleep is light and you don’t feel rested when you wake up.
- You’re jet lagged from travel and struggle acclimate to your new or old-time zone.
Why should you use light therapy?
- It’s effective and users tend to get a better night’s sleep.
- It’s simple, you can use the light when having breakfast for example.
- It’s fast, a typical daily treatment takes 20 to 30 minutes.
- There’s no use of drugs or other artificial sleep inducers.
- It’s economical, you buy a light source which tends to last for years.
How do I get started?
You will need to buy a light source specifically designed for light therapy.