Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Valkee Helps Combat Seasonal Affective Disorder

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Lots of people are suffers of SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder).  With winter approaching more folks will be suffering its affects.
 
SAD is caused by lack of light stimulation that normally occurs during winter months when the days are shorter and nights are longer.
 
This is an interesting idea and I think it definitely bears investigation.  Valkee is a music player that his lighted earbuds that shine light into the ear canals and into the light sensitive parts of the brain.  Here are some details from the company:
 
Bye-bye winter blues
 
We need daily and regular light to feel our best.  Effective, safe, and stylish, Valkee 2 channels light through the ear canal and skull to the light sensitive parts of the brain where light affects mood and energy level.  Valkee is recommended by 87% of users. - APEX Healthcare Research, February 2013
 
Valkee is approved as a European Class II(a) Medical Device for treating and preventing Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).  Typpical symptoms include feeling tired, increased need for sleep, increased cravings for carbohydrates, and lower mood.  Some call it the winter blues.  Valkee can also be used to help in synchronizing the biological clock, to increase energy level, and to boost cognitive performance.  With Valkee you:
 
  • stay energetic
  • keep your spirits and mood high
  • reduce the need for excess sleep
  • combat cravings for carbohydrates

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