I have acquired my own little sun. It is supposed to combat the 'Winter Blues' by bathing you in light. Ever since Auke Leistra, my Dutch translator, mentioned that he had one and found it beneficial I have wanted one of my own. When the days get shorter I quite often find myself depressed and tired. Human beings evolved in the tropics under the bright sun of the savannah. I think we are not designed to live in the perpetual gloom of a British winter (or British summer). Now during the duller days I can give myself light therapy.
5 -10 days of 3o mins at 20cm
5- 10 days of 60 mins at 40 cm
5-10 days of 120 mins at 70 cm
It should not be used after sundown.
An improvement should be noticed within a week.