Posted 22 December 2007 - 09:05 PM
Posted 21 February 2008 - 10:46 PM
That's awesome! Did you do it? What happened?
Posted 24 February 2008 - 09:49 AM
I recently started using light therapy in the morning to help me wake up and it seems to be helping! I use three alarm clocks and when the first one goes off I take my morning RXs, which I keep next to my bed, and then go back to sleep. 40 minutes later the second alarm goes off and I turn on my light box, which is also next to my bed. Then I slowly wake up as I listen to the radio. About 40 minutes after that my third alarm goes off, which I keep downstairs so I have to actually get up and walk downstairs to turn it off. Then hopefully I'm ready to start getting ready for work!
This sounds like a lot, but it is a much better experience with the light, and because I don't feel as stressed in the morning as I know I'm giving myself a lot of time for the "wake-up process".
You may be able to get reimbused for your light box from your insurance company, or you may be able to get partial reimbursement. The company I bought my light box from suggested how to go about doing it - they even gave me a sample letter for my doctor to send to my insurance company.
I bought my box at the recommendation of one of my doctors for depression, a few months before I was diagnosed with N. However, I was always too tired to even try to use it! Now, a year later, I have started to use it.
Posted 24 April 2008 - 09:21 PM
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