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Don’t get SAD…. get goggles
25.09.13

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Cures For The Summer Time Blues
23.08.13

It's summertime, and the livin' is easy. At least that's what you've been led to believe based on songs and film -- and your friends' Facebook pages. But for some, summer isn't quite the funfest it's cracked up to be.

In fact, it turns out plenty of people don't find bliss du...

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Valkee Sadlight Raises €7.4 Million Round
03.07.13

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SPENDING TIME IN NATURE FOR YOUR HEALTH — HOW OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES IMPROVE WELLB
25.09.12

Many adults enjoy the serenity of spending time in nature as a way to escape the stress and craziness of everyday life. Not only can fresh air and natural scenery have a positive impact on adults, outdoor activities for children can also improve the overall quality of kids’ lives.

Dr. S...

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From 0 To $1 Billion In Two Years: Instagram Originally created to treat SAD
18.04.12

Even now, it’s still shocking how the remarkably low distribution costs of the web can change a founder’s fate overnight. Many startups are duds, and most grow at a clip that’s just not fast enough to justify an interesting valuation.

But once in awhile, a compa...

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Color’s Surprising Effects
18.04.12

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First clinical trial on VALKEE bright light therapy channeled via ear canals in
24.02.12


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Natural Ways to Boost Your Mood
03.02.12

The winter season is notorious for causing Seasonal Affective Disorder, Winter Bluesseasonal depression. But with a little care and the right resources, Clinical Nutritionist Shari Black said it doesn't have ...

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Valkee Sells 10,000 Devices In Finland, Estimated 1/3 Of Bright Light Market
02.02.12


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Winter of our sexual discontent
19.01.12

Winter is far from the sexiest of the seasons.

It's cold. It's dark. It's windy. Instead of showing off our skin, we cover every square inch of it. Sometimes, our noses do terrible things.

Our libidos can tend to drop off in the chillier months. Not only does the lack of sunlight sap our energy, it's hard to feel attractive when your skin is raw and chapped and you're decked out in toques, lumpy reindeer sweaters and ski pants.

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Valkee brain stimulation headset gives the needed natural light exposure
18.01.12

Effective

In field tests, Valkee users reported increased energy, reduced carbohydrate cravings and a reduced need for excess sleep.

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Valkee scientific program and results
18.01.12

Valkee and its scientific program started in 2007 from the question: “What if our brain is sensitive to light?” Today, bright light is a well-accepted and effective treatment for a variety of mood swings and especially seasonal depression [1,2,3]. However, the mechanism of how light elevates the mood is not understood [4,5] and also extra-visual light generates significant responses [6]. Valkee’s scientific program focuses on resolving...

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Tackle Seasonal Affective Disorder and Winter Blues with strategic bedroom light
17.01.12
When it comes to choosing lighting for your bedroom, it might be worth putting some thought into the choices you make.

That's because lighting can have a considerable impact on your mood, especially once the winter months start to set in, explains spokesperson for Light IQ Natalie Timmerman.

For those of you who suffer from Seasonal Affective D...

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Beating the January blues by eating happy foods
17.01.12

If Christmas and New Year have left you feeling a little fat and frazzled, chances are you’re not alone.

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Five foods to beat the Winter Blues
11.01.12

Five feel-good foods to boost your mood

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10 surprising things that affect your mood
11.01.12

Food intolerance

Food intolerances are responsible for a wide range of physical conditions including nausea and abdominal pain, but they can also affect your mood, causing irritability, mood swings, lack of focus, aggression, nervousness or hyperactivity. If you suffer from regular mood swings, try keeping a food diary – noting what you eat as well as any changes in mood &...

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20 energy boosters for 2012
11.01.12
Feeling sluggish after too much festive fun? Small changes to your daily routine can make a big difference. Follow our expert advice to help put a spring in your step.. 

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Seasonal Affective Disorder and Kids
09.01.12

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) doesn’t just affect adults. It strikes children and teenagers, too.

As the days get shorter and temperatures dip, some people experience the winter blues. During the winter,...

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How to Battle the Holiday Blues
28.12.11

The holidays aren't always a time of merriment and joy—for some, the season presents the possibility of depression and anxiety.

For many people, the holidays are a time to relax, reconnect with family, and enjoy the festive spirit. But for many others—whether they suffer from strained family relations, Seasonal Affective Disorder, or undiagnosed depression or anxiety issues—December is also a time for increased loneliness, stress, fatigue, self-scrutiny, and pessimism about the future.
Those in danger of falling prey to the so-called "holiday blues" can be proactive, however, according to the advocacy and...

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Is Your Child S.A.D. This Season?
16.12.11

You might be surprised to learn that seasonal affective disorder (SAD) doesn’t affect just adults. It affects kids and teens, too.

SAD is more than a case of the winter blues. It’s a seasonal form of clinical depression.

According to author a...

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Winter blues? Go for light therapy!
13.12.11

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) kicks in as soon as days turn shorter during winter with loss of natural light triggering lethargy, lack of interest in sex and sleep problems. But intense bright light can counteract SADness.

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TOP TIPS of how Fight the Winter Blues
13.12.11
According to our completely unscientific reckoning, the rest of us get totally bummed out in the winter too. How could we not? We wake up to darkness, we commute home in darkness, and it's as cold as a witch's you-know-what outside.

Lighting at home has real impact for those with Seasonal Affective Disorder
01.12.11

Now that the days are getting shorter, the reduction in natural daylight makes many of us feel glum. For those who suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), the symptoms of depression are more acute at this time of year. According to the American Lighting Association (ALA), there are some things homeowners can do to counteract the effects of SAD.

People function best when exposed to bright days and dark nights, according to a report by the Lighti...

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SWIM OFF THE WINTER BLUES
29.11.11

As the nights draw in and the temperatures plummet, you may find that your mood takes a bit of a dip during the winter months too.

Over 2 million people in the UK suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), due to the shorter daylight hours. So, if the short, dark days are getting you down, swimming could help you to feel a little more like yourself again. As well as increasing energy levels using light therapy, another weapon against the winter blues is to keep active. Swimming is a particularly effective way of combating SAD. Not only will it keep you out of the cold, but it is a great way to relax, unwind your mind and retain the p...

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Light to the brain relieves winter blues
23.11.11
An unusual method of delivering light therapy to treat Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): through the ear. Finnish researchers present their invention with positive findings from a randomized controlled trial, in this short news clip. The system involves a headset, much like earphones, that shine bright lights directly into the brain through the ear canal. Stuart McDill reports.



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London artwork that fights SAD
23.11.11

A new light sculpture has just opened to the public in London, which aims to fight Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).

The work, called The Summer Shelter Retreats Darkly Among The Trees, is by US artist 

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5 Bright Ideas for Coping with Darker Days
21.11.11

You can brighten your mood during winter's dark days with 5 simple strategies, including light therapy for SAD (seasonal affective disorder).

Does winter get you down? Plenty of people suffer mood changes ranging from mild “winter doldrums” to full-blown seasonal affective disorder (aptly acronymed SAD), all due to the decrease in daylight that occurs in fall and winter and the hormonal changes that coincide with it.
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Mind-Body-Mood Advisor: How to Lighten Seasonal Depression
21.11.11

If you feel down when the days get shorter, seeking brighter light is only one strategy that can help.

As fall and winter bear down on us, many people begin to dread the disappearance of daylight and the five months of cold, dark days that follow. At northern latitudes, many people experience a lower mood, irritability, decreased energy, and changes in appe...

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Six Ways to Beat the Most Depressing Days of the Year
21.11.11

For anyone dealing with a simple bout of winter funk, the best coping mechanisms are simple steps like eating right, exercising, and not focusing too much on the weather outside:

#1: Try to pinpoint what is getting you down....

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Dark days? Bright ideas for coping with winter blues
21.11.11

Does winter get you down? Plenty of people suffer mood changes ranging from mild "winter doldrums" to full-blown seasonal affective disorder (aptly acronymed SAD), all due to the decrease in daylight that occurs in fall and winter and the hormonal changes that coincide with it.

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Daily Mail-Shining a light in your ear 'can brighten your mood in winter'
09.11.11

As the nights get longer, those who suffer from the winter blues will be planning ways to escape to the sunshine.

But there may be a much simpler way of cheering yourself up... simply shining a bright light into your ear canal.

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VALKEE SAD Bright Light Headset-Bright-light headset fights SAD
09.11.11

Bright-light headset fights seasonal affective disorder by illuminating the brain

Twelve minutes of light per day through ear canals clearly reduced SAD symptoms


Bright light shining in the ear canal to illuminate the photosensitive areas of the brain really wor...

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SAD in the summer? Sunshine depression rare, but real
12.07.11
Many of us can hardly wait for summer to arrive, but a small number of people are much happier when it's over. You've no doubt heard of Seasonal [top]

What you should know about SAD and Winter Blues:
12.07.11

Another name for the winter blues is?


Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
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Home Remedies for Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) That Can Provide You Relief
29.06.11

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD), also known as winter depression or seasonal mood disorder affects half a million people every winter month between September and April, in particular during December, January and February. The disorder particularly affects people who live in extreme southern and northern latitudes (areas farther away from the equator). 

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6 Tips to Help Summer Depression
28.06.11
1. Summertime SAD.
You’ve probably heard about seasonal affective
 disorder, or SAD, which affects about 8-10% of the U.K. population. SAD typically causes dep...

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Gadgets that are good..for those suffering from SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder
02.03.11
Are You SAD? How to Tell if it's Seasonal Affective Disorder
21.02.11

It's not uncommon to feel a dull lethargy engulfing you during the winter months. Some might call it "cabin fever," some label it the "winter blues" and some say they have "SAD" — short for seasonal affective disorder. However, even if these terms seem to imply the same thing and occur around the same time of the year, they are not the same.

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Test Your Knowledge: How Much Do You Know About Seasonal Affective Disorder?
21.02.11

First described as a medical condition in 1984, seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is now listed by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders as a type of major [top]

How to Relieve Symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder
03.12.10

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that occurs in people around fall and winter. Occasionally, people feel symptoms of SAD during the spring or even in the summer. This disorder, just like other forms of depression, leave people feeling sad, moody and unable to shake off their feeling...

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SAD? A dose of artificial Miami sun could be just the light relief you need - Fr
21.11.10
The mornings are dark and cold, and evenings seem to come ever earlier. It is no surprise that few relish the gloom of the UK winter, when many of us will see no more than a few hours of natural light each day. [top]

3 ways to.. beat those winter blues
16.11.10

By Coleen Nolan

1 Get outdoors.

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Boosting your daytime energy levels
16.11.10

Boots nutritionalist Vicky Pennington shares her tips on looking after your energy levels.

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Seasonal blues? Lack of blue light may be to blame
28.10.10

The brain response associated with blue light could help people adapt to emotional challenges more easily.

As winter approaches and the days get shorter, your mood may get darker too. Sunlight deprivation can make people feel lethargic, gloomy, and irritable, and for some it can lead to the condition known as seasonal affective disorder, or winter depression.

But it's not just any light your body craves. While daylight as a whole is beneficial, different colors of light seem to affect the body in different ways.

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7 Signs of Seasonal Affective Disorder
28.10.10

SAD or just sad?

Everyone feels a little melancholy when the days are short and cold. For some people, seasonal change brings with it something more serious than the blues: seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a form of depression that can be debilitating.

And daylight savings time may not help, since darker mornings—in the fall or spring—are particularly d...

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Overcoming the stigma of seasonal affective disorder
28.10.10

Seasonal affective disorder is often seen as an 'excuse' for laziness – but to sufferers like me it can be overwhelming. 

Written by Susana Adame- guardian.co.uk -Tuesday 14 September 2010 14.36 BST. 

'For most people who have seasonal affective disorder, autumn and winter are the low points, the time when depression becomes really difficult to negotiate.' 

It's a battle that starts at this time...

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A Season Of Depression
31.08.10

Don’t be surprised when some of your friends seem to be grumpy or irritable these past few days. We are now on the tail-end of the four-month long winter season. From the months of November to February, the days are shorter and colder, and the nights longer and darker. As the climate changes, many people actually tend to feel gloomy and miserable. Such mood disorder is known as winter depression, or Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).

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How many people are aware of SUMMER Seasonal Affective Disorder?
05.07.10

I think most people are aware of WINTER Seasonal Affective Disorder which causes depression during the winter months when the skies are grey much of the time, but how many are aware some people get severely depressed during hot, summer weather, the kind of weather that MOST...

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Benefits of Sunrise Natural Alarm Clocks/Dawn Simulators
05.07.10

Using a Sunrise Natural Alarm Clock/Dawn Simulator alarm clocks is an easy and effective way to improve your overall health.

A gradually increasing light, or a "simulated dawn," can help you wake up in a gradual, gent...

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Ten ways to beat jet lag
21.05.10

Your body can become unsettled when you travel rapidly through several time zones. The resulting jet lag can affect the first few days of your trip.

 

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Sleep hygiene: How to prepare yourself for a good night's rest
18.05.10

Here are 17 tips you can use for day and night to help you get the sleep you need.

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Is dawn simulation effective on Seasonal Affective Disorder?
22.04.10

People with SAD often find it really hard to wake up and this study showed that dawn simulation could be of particular benefit. After one week of waking with dawn simulation, SAD sufferers were assessed and had considerably lower scores in respect of difficulty awakening and sleepiness. Click [top]

SAD Lamp and SAD Light Box Home Treatment
22.04.10

Choose a Seasonal Affective Disorder Lamp or Box for Home or Office. Dark winter days can make some people prone to depression. Using a SAD light box daily may relieve symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder. There are now a number of SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) light boxes on the market which make it much more convenient for the person...

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Beverley Bunting, owner of Sad Shop talks to BBC's The One Show about SAD
02.03.10

Beverley Bunting owner of Sad-Shop.co.uk shares her experiences of Seasonal Affective Disorder and how to deal with SAD with Gyles Brandreth on BBC's The One Show. Click [top]

10 tips to avoid seasonal affective disorder or SAD
02.03.10

According to Sue Pavlovich of the Seasonal Affective Disorder Association (SADA), these 10 tips could help. “Everyone’s affected differently by SAD so what works for one person won’t for another. But there’s usually something that will help, so don’t give up if the first remedy you try doesn’t work. Just keep trying," she says.

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NEW goLITE BLU - As Seen on ITV's This Morning!
03.02.10

Dr Chris investigates the Phillips goLITE BLU for winter blues and Seasonal Affective Disorder on ITV’s This Morning.


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Beverley Bunting, owner of Sad Shop talks to the Liverpool Echo about SAD
02.02.10

After immigrating to the UK from Australia Beverley Bunting made the connection between gloomy winters in the UK and SAD, and since spent a lot of her time along with her Pharmacist husband Philip Bunting researching SAD light therapy, and expanding the business to the success it is now. As a sufferer herself, she talks about her experience with SAD and strategy for dealing with the symptoms as well as offering tips and advice for others.

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Light Box Boost for SAD horses
02.02.10

MISERABLE horses are getting sunbed sessions to fight off depression.

Experts reckon horses suffer Season...

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