The Society for Light
Treatment and Biological Rhythms (SLTBR) recommends light therapy as the best
non-drug therapy to treat seasonal depression.
Light levels determine the sleep / wake cycles of both
animals and humans. The desire to sleep is brought on by the secretion of
Melatonin, and the bright natural light or the light from a SAD lamp
significantly reduces Melatonin, greatly improving our energy levels. Typical
symptoms of SAD are depression, lethargy, anxiety, craving, social problems,
sleep problems and loss of libido. These symptoms can be commonly resolved
through the use of The Kubo SAD light box.
Light therapy has been proved effective in up to 85 per cent of diagnosed cases of Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD. For more information about Seasonal Affective Disorder and its Treatment please read our FAQ page.
Innojok Oy designs, develops,
imports and markets a range of lighting fixtures and technical aids which
improve functionality in different surroundings. Comfort, quality, reliability,
low dazzle and good design are the key properties of Innojok products.
High quality, Finnish made INNOSOL bright light lamps are
becoming increasingly popular in Finland and abroad.
Innojok Oy designs, plans and carries out personal lighting
solutions in offices and in homes. They also consult architects designing
public facilities within the field of transportation and rehabilitation.
Innojok undertakes training for planners, experts in social and health sectors
as well as students. In addition to service and group homes Innojok has carried
out projects in sensotherapy and treatment facilities.
The latest techniques and meters in measuring and analysing
different lighting conditions are used to assess lighting conditions for these
specialist projects. Innojok has planned the lighting for:
· Ministry of Transport and Communications
· Finnish Federation of the Visually Impaired
· National Association of the Disabled
INNOSOL Bright Light
therapy lamps have been certified as medical devices by Det Norske Veritas CE 0434
distance: 5000lx at 30cm
Guarantee: 2 years
Size: 380 x
590 x 220
Weight: 2.5 kg
- You should sit in a comfortable chair in front of a table or desk.
- Place The Kubo at an angle of around 45° to the left or right of your vision directly in front of you.
- Make sure the lightbox is directed to your eye level.
- It should be positioned 30cm from your eyes.
- The environment where you are using the lightbox should be a well lit room – Natural daylight or electric lighting if it is dark.
- You can carry on doing normal activities whilst using The Kubo ie. Reading, writing, using a computer or watching TV.
When's the best time to use the Sunny light box?
Most people find that light therapy in the mornings works best so, if you are just starting out, try this first. Try not to use your light late in the evening though (i.e. within 3 hours of going to bed) as you may find it difficult to get to sleep.
If you have trouble waking up in the mornings then you should definitely use a light box first thing.
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Customers should note that Seasonal
Affective Disorder is deemed to be disabling and may qualify for VAT relief.
All products sold for these conditions are clearly marked as being sold as VAT
free for which the appropriate VAT Exemption Form will be sent with your order
and must be returned in the envelope provided in order to qualify for the
If you suffer from S.A.D. choose
the VAT Exempt price VAT will not be added to your order.
By choosing this option you are
declaring that you are suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder and that
you are receiving from Sad Shop®.
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