Equipped with lenses specially designed to allow long wave blue light to pass through, these new "Happy Lens" sunglasses from Spy claim to boost your mood, alertness and help you sleep better at night. Do they work?
By now you've probably heard of SAD, or seasonal affective disorder. Each winter, some people become a little bit melancholy, perhaps owing to the decrease in daylight hours. But there's a second group of people who become sad in the summer. How does that work?
Seasonal Affective Disorder—either diagnosed or not—always seems the worst when winter drags on through March. But not everyone agrees on how affective light lamps and other tech really are in treating the winter blues. So tell me: Do you believe?
Now here's something which claims to do the same as SAD lamps, but THROUGH YOUR EARS. Valkee's earbuds supposedly beam light right through to your brain, no doubt brainwashing you into thinking $240 is a sum well-spent on two LEDs.
As the winter months pull us in, it's that time of the year again when people ponder purchasing a seasonal affective disorder (SAD) lamp. I sprung for a Philips one a few years ago, and never looked back.
Seasonal Affective Disorder, or winter depression, or "where the hell is the Sun," can be treated by gadgets that mimic the sunlight you're otherwise not getting. The special name for these gadgets is "lamps," or "lights" if you're going strictly scientific. The crazy dames over at Shiny Shiny reviewed two of them…
With those long days of summer slowly turning into the short days of winter, it's just about time for some poor souls to develop seasonal affective disorder, the winter blues that have been appropriately dubbed the acronym SAD. Exposure to certain types of bright lights can fool that circadian rhythm mechanism and…