It's already common knowledge that people usually get depressed in winter, when the cold comes and the light of day is swallowed by the night so quickly that we don't even have the time to get used to it. Apparently, according to researchers, the “winter blues” can often turn into SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) with symptoms like tiredness, lack of energy, overeating, low moods and social withdrawal, affecting people's performance at work, their home life and relationships.
Even though the cause of SAD is unclear, dark days seems to be the trigger, along with the low level of serotonin and the prolonged production of melatonin, which improve significantly in the summer and with light therapy. This is why numerous companies have tried to find a cure for SAD, using light therapy. This is also the case of Lumie, which has released various products on the market that target SAD treatment.
One such product is the Lumie Bodyclock ELITE 300, which mimics the effect of the rising sun and allows your body to become accustomed to the day with an extra dose of light. With your body clock set to run in time with your day, you'll feel brighter, more refreshed as well as naturally ready for sleep when it's night.
The ELITE 300 has a selection of settings and you can arrange for it to glow for any length of time, from 15 minutes to 90, and you can program it to light up at sunrise and sunset. It's also a fully functional radio, alarm clock and SAD lamp, so sit yourself down if you're feeling blue.
It features two meditation modes to help you relax, and it has a selection of ambient wake up sounds. But this is not all, as the ELITE 300 also comes with a dimmable bedside lighting, MP3 for your personal selection, glass lamp cover, special daylight bulb and back-up beeper, in case the light is not enough for you to wake up.
You can have your own ELITE 300 for approximately 140 pounds sterling.