SAD Light Box for Winter Blues by Aaditya Garg (Universal)
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Released: Apr 29, 2018
Version: 1.4
Size: 43 MB
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SAD Light Box for Winter Blues

Aaditya Garg
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Seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, is a kind of depression that appears at certain times of the year. Light therapy is one of the potential treatments for this condition. Almost 80% of the people who try light therapy find it beneficial. This app converts your apple device into a light box.

Why you SHOULD NOT download this App:
1. If you are looking for a SAD Light Box App that generates an intensity of 10,000 Lux
2. If you are looking for a quick fix and can not commit to consistent morning exposure sessions for at least 2 weeks
3. If you will get turned off by the simplicity of this app and the solution to Seasonal Affective Disorder

Why you SHOULD download this App:
1. If you want to try a cheap yet effective alternative to a traditional Light box which uses lower intensity BLUE LIGHT (approx. 100 to 575 Lux) and is backed by research (Google research paper: The effects of low-intensity narrow-band blue-light treatment compared to bright white-light treatment in sub-syndromal seasonal affective disorder by NCBI, US National Library of Medicine)
2. If you would rather be intelligent and try something for a fiver rather than spend a few hundred dollars on a conventional light box
3. If you are able to consistently commit to regular morning exposure sessions for at least 2 weeks
4. If you would be happy with a REALLY SIMPLE APP that transforms your Apple device into a Light box and is more portable and user friendly
5. If the weather is making you sad :( and you would rather be happy :)

This app can also help you:
1. Determine if you are suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)/ Cabin Fever/ Winter Blues/ Seasonal Depression with help of a short scored test
2. Create your own unique shade of Blue / White / any other color light that works best for you
3. Use the app as a Dawn Simulator (set alarm)
4. Set timer for your light box to time your morning exposure sessions
5. Shop for other products to help with SAD
6. Listen to the Radio in the background

UV Rating: The UV emission from your Apple Device is 0, hence this app does not have a UV rating.

Some other activities you might want to try to deal with symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder are:
• End your morning shower with a cold shower
• Try to arrange the spaces you spend time in to maximize sunlight exposure
• Keep curtains open during the day
• Trim tree branches or hedges that may be blocking some of the light from getting into your home
• Move furniture so that you sit near a window or, if you exercise indoors, set up your exercise equipment by a window
• Install skylights and add lamps
• Build physical activity into your lifestyle preferably before SAD symptoms take hold. Physical activity relieves stress, builds energy and increases both your physical and mental well-being and resilience
• Make a habit of taking a daily noon-hour walk, particularly if you commute to school or work in the dark hours of the day
• Meditate at least 20 min a day (focus on your breathing)
• Try High intensity training if you are fit enough and have less time
• Maintain good sleep hygiene
• When all else fails, try a winter vacation in sunny climates—if the pocket and work schedule allow. Keep in mind that the symptoms will recur after you return home

REFUND POLICY: If you consistently use the App for 14 days and show us that you genuinely tried but did not get any results, WE WILL REFUND 100% OF YOUR MONEY. *Subject to terms and conditions of Apple Inc. and the Apple App Store.

Smile, because somewhere far away, we are cheering for you :)

*THIS APP MUST NOT BE USED TO SUBSTITUTE ANY MEDICATION/ MEDICAL DEVICE. THE CREATORS/ PUBLISHERS OF THIS APP WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGE RESULTING AS A USE OF THIS APP. PLEASE CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE MAKING ANY CHANGES. NO PART OF THIS DESCRIPTION OR APP MUST BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE*

What's new in version 1.4
1. Fixed a bug which was causing the alarm to not ring in iPads
2. Updated introduction screens to enhance user experience
3. Specialised Light Box for blue light
4. Updated Rate Us and Support URLs
Screenshot #1 (iPhone)
Our verdict: Meh!
  • SAD Light Box for Winter Blues is a poorly rated app (2-star).
  • + SAD Light Box for Winter Blues is currently ranked #206 in paid Medical apps for iPhone, as well as #60 in paid Medical apps for iPad.
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