Suntouch Plus Lamp
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DisclaimerThere are no absolute contraindications to Light Therapy. However, if you have any eye problems (e.g. glaucoma, cataracts, retinal detachment, retinopathy) or have predisposing factors for eye complications (e.g. diabetes, lupus), or if you are taking medications that have photosensitizing effects in humans (e.g. lithium, melatonin), you should not use a Light Therapy system without first consulting your physician. Your doctor will need to assess your individual risk-benefit ratio of using Light Therapy. Using a properly constructed Light Therapy system as recommended is considered very safe, and few people have to stop use because of side effects. A few temporary side effects, such as slight nausea, tend to pass quickly as you get used to the high intensity of light. The majority of side effects, such as headache, eye strain, agitation, insomnia or difficulty getting to sleep, are caused by overdoing Light Therapy sessions. (In this case, it is possible to get “too much of a good thing”). Such symptoms usually disappear when you decrease the “dosage” of light to your optimal level (usually in the 15 to 30 minute range). As with any light therapy device that uses SkyEffect Technology or wavelengths in the blue region, it is important to use the device according to instructions. There is a risk of exacerbating or causing age-related macular degeneration if used improperly. If you have clinically diagnosed S.A.D., you may experience other personal variances, which should be assessed and monitored by your doctor.
NatureBright's patented Sky Effect Technology makes the SunTouch Plus light therapy device ideal for treating depression caused by sleep depravation, seasonal affective disorder and jet lag. Sun Touch Plus emits a pleasing bright light, while its ionizer purifies the air for an even more profound sense of well-being. NatureBright recommends the use of both functions to experience maximum benefits from this seasonal affective disorder light.