Research at the University of Ohio, Monash University in Australia, and the University of Liege in Belgium, all concluded that even in sleep-deprived participants, bright light enhances alertness and performance.
The Health and Safety Commissions annual report shows that 33million days a year are lost due to ill health, and that a winter-related illness is the reason for absence from work 95% of the time. Research suggests that winter health issues are attributable to disruption of our natural body clocks, caused by a lack of dawn wake-up signal and general lack of sunlight. Seasonal Affective Disorder and Winter Blues are the disorders most commonly associated with the shorter daylight hours, but general fatigue and sluggishness all contribute towards a downturn in feelings of well-being, and poorer performance in the workplace.
Lumie light boxes retail from £115 at stockists nationwide, including John Lewis (selected items) and Boots (selected items), and online at www.lumie.com. Stockist number 01954 780 500.
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About Lumie: Lumie is Europe's leading light therapy specialist, and sell a range of light therapy devices which can be used for treating seasonal affective disorder and jetlag amongst other things.