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    SAD lights

    I've heard of bright lights being used by folks in Northern climats to ward off seasonal depression. Does anyone in Moscow have one / know where to get one / know if they work?

    Thanks

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    It's my understanding that they do, definitely work, but that you need to know what you're looking for. A friend used one to good advantage - I'll see if I can find out something about where she got it. The friend was suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder (?) and benefited from the lightbox she found.

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    I heard about those lights. It also exists as a sort of alarm clock where the light slightly rises in your room. It simulates dawn.

    To my knowledge it doesn't exist in Russia. It exists in England and America.

    Here are some links:
    http://www.pi-square.com/

    http://www.outsidein.co.uk/bodyclock.htm

    Hope it helps

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    I was told that making sure that you were outside 45 minutes a day during the light period (pretty short, I know) had the same effect with the added benefit of brisk movement (who wants to stand around in the cold now...). It worked for me BTW
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    I spent quite a bit of time trying to find a SAD lamp in Moscow back in October without any success. Instead I purchased a Brightspark model from http://www.outsidein.co.uk. It was expensive but I think it was worth it. I did check with them, and they will deliver to Russia via registered post, but I ended up asking a friend who was visiting the UK to carry it in for me instead.

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