Beurer Wellbeing – Daylight Therapy Lamp – With winter looming, and the darker mornings drawing in, many of us may find a change in our mood which is often associated with a condition known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).
There are several factors that contribute to these mood changes one being reduced sunlight. During the winter, days become shorter, and there is less natural sunlight. Sunlight exposure is essential for regulating the body’s internal clock and the production of serotonin, a neurotransmitter that plays a role in mood regulation. Reduced sunlight can lead to lower serotonin levels, which may contribute to feelings of depression and low energy.
To help alleviate limited exposure to natural light, you may be interested in investing in a daylight therapy lamp, also known as a light therapy or bright light therapy lamp. Women Talking looks at the Beurer TL45 Wellbeing Daylight Therapy Lamp which is primarily related to improving your mental and physical well-being, as well as a multitude of additional benefits.
The lamp is designed to simulate not just sunlight, but the natural course of the sun throughout the day. The 3 colour tone settings represent the sun rising, peak daylight and the sun setting, helping to lift your mood and balance your day/night rhythm for increased well-being.
With three light settings, you have the option of:
THERAPY SETTING: 10,000 lux of light simulates the light from the sun on a summer’s day, helping to increase your energy and balance your mood. Light therapy lamps can have mood-enhancing effects, even for those without specific diagnosed conditions. They can help improve overall well-being and reduce feelings of lethargy or sadness.
Even if someone doesn’t have SAD, they may experience milder forms of winter-related mood changes or fatigue, sometimes referred to as the “winter blues.” A daylight therapy lamp can help boost their mood and energy levels too.
ACTIVE SETTING: 5,000K and 7,000 lux of warm light feels like a sunrise and helps to encourage focus and productivity. Adequate exposure to bright light can enhance alertness and concentration. Some people use therapy lamps to boost productivity and focus during work or study sessions.
You may find that more and more companies are also designing workplaces with optimum lighting conditions to increase motivation, and productivity and reduce errors and absences, so the lamp is ideal, if like myself, you are based working from home.
RELAX SETTING: 3,000k and 3,000 lux of light help to induce relaxation like the effect of a natural sunset. Perfect for your evening ‘wind down’
The TL45 from Beurer uses energy-saving LED technology and the sturdy fold-out stand makes it perfect for using at your desk to improve your productivity and sense of well-being, or on your bedside table to help you unwind at the end of a long day.
Any exposure to your well-being lamp will help but for maximum effect, daily use is recommended. After 7 days you should begin to feel the long-term effects on your mood and energy levels.