We’re not getting enough light
Light, preferably natural light, is important for our health. Sunlight is needed for us to feel normal and healthy. The lack of enough light, what we call ‘light deficiency’, can have a negative effect on both our mood and energy levels. In fact, more than 90% of the population suffers each year. There are many reasons we might not receive adequate light. The winter months, rainy days, working inside at the office, jet lag and shift work can also rob us of light and make us feel these same symptoms. Seniors commonly suffer from not getting the light they need, as do mothers with newborn babies who can be awake at all hours.
How Lack of Light Makes You Feel
When we’re light deficient, we can experience a wide range of symptoms. We might feel sad or lethargic. We might have trouble getting out of bed in the morning. We might eat more and gain weight. We can also find it difficult to concentrate. We may even withdraw from friends and family and we might find our libido (sex drive) has decreased. These symptoms can range from mild to severe. Some of us feel severe forms of these symptoms and suffer from winter blues, known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD); however, it is a phenomenon that affects people all year long. Read about how the lack of light can throw the body clock out of whack.
When natural light isn’t available, YumaLite™ can provide a source of light to help us feel better and give us more energy!
Light deficiency might also play a role in more significant mood disorders including bi-polarism and major depressive syndromes.
Light Therapy—How to get the Light You Need
Because light deficiency is at the root of various symptoms and conditions, a commonly recommended treatment is light therapy. In fact, for more than three decades, physicians, hospitals, therapists, and medical associations have been recommending light therapy to address the symptoms of light deficiency such as low mood and low energy.
Light therapy involves regular exposure (usually 30 minutes or more daily) to light, either natural light or light from an artificial source, such as a light box, designed to give us the therapeutic benefits of light.
Light Therapy—the Old Way
Traditionally, light therapy has meant sitting in front of stationary lamps for up to 90 minutes each day. Although light boxes have been shown to be safe and effective, traditional devices are expensive and inconvenient. Many cost hundreds of dollars and most light boxes are floor or desk-mounted lamps that require you to sit in front of them. Because they generally work best with exposure for up to 90 minutes in the morning and aren’t portable, people usually find it hard to fit light therapy into their morning routines.
Light Therapy—the New Way with YumaLite™
YumaLite™ was created to address the shortcomings of traditional stationary light boxes. Not only is YumaLite™ a head-mounted, light therapy visor that uses clinically proven technology that is effective and safe, it is also ergonomically designed as a lightweight cordless device that rests comfortably on your head. Its portability has revolutionized light therapy devices, allowing you to easily wear it and absorb the power of light while doing any number of things—from having breakfast and reading the paper, to doing housework or exercising. In as few as seven days, users wearing YumaLite™ for just 30 minutes a day have experienced a significant improvement in their mood and energy. Furthermore, YumaLite™ is affordable, which means you don’t have to spend a lot of money to get the light you need in your life.