The Aurora LightPad is a LED light therapy aid in combating symptoms of depression, seasonal affective disorder, bi-polar disorder and other mood or sleep disorders.
The human body uses light cues, such as those provided by the sun, to set the timing on certain internal functions. These daily internal cycles, called circadian rhythms, sometimes fall out of sync, resulting in an imbalanced body clock. Sleep is regulated by exposure to light or to darkness, and exposure to light stimulates a nerve pathway from the retina in the eye to an area in the brain that controls certain functions that play a role in making us feel sleepy or wide awake.
The Aurora LightPad helps to shift circadian rhythms back to their normal time by delivering a specifically engineered intensity of light to simulate the production of a key hormone triggered in the brain. This hormone is known as serotonin. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that transmits nerve impulses. It plays an important part in regulation of learning, mood and sleep.
Over 30 million people in the United States suffer from some type of sleep disorder. Plus about 21 million people suffer from a mood disorder. If you suffer from a sleep or mood disorder, it can affect not only your physical health but your emotional health as well.
Please take the time to look through the information we have compiled on our website. If you have any questions about the Aurora LightPad or on using light therapy, don't hesitate to call us at 1-877-670-0342 or email us at email@example.com.
We have been in the light box therapy business for over 20 years and have built a stellar reputation for offering the brightest and most effective light therapy box on the market. We pride ourselves in our 60 day, 100% money back guarantee, and lifetime warranty for our products. We believe in and stand behind what we sell.
Our owner, Cort Christie, spent the first 24 years of his life living in Duluth, Minnesota and experienced firsthand the effects of Seasonal Affective Disorder with the lack of sunlight during the winters. He personally remembers the effects from the lack of sunlight during the long winter months – lethargic, unmotivated, and eating everything in sight!
We have sold over 40,000 light boxes since we opened our doors 20 years ago and are recognized as a leader in the light therapy industry.
Lux (unit lx) is a measure of illumination of a surface. Lux is the metric unit equal to the amount of light falling on one square meter 1 lumen = 10 lux; A lux is only 1 / 10 th of a lumen.
The 10,000 lux measurement is important in light therapy to judge the effectiveness of any particular light box or lamp. Since the 1970's, studies have shown that light therapy is effective when a person is within a 10,000 lux brightness range of light for twenty to thirty minutes. This is important to consider when shopping around. Many lamps boast of 10,000 lux light, but fail to mention at what distance this is from the light unit.
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