We are so grateful to say that Luminous Labs is reaching new sales highs! Last year, we were overrun with interest during the holiday season, especially on Black Friday, Christmas, and New Year. The number of new customers around the world was much higher than expected, and we are thrilled to welcome everyone. Because of this achievement, our brand and company can get stronger, and we are in a better position to grow now than we ever were before.
The winter season is a great time to start with red light therapy (Photobiomodulation) because the shortening days have the tendency to affect people physically and mentally — triggering anxiety, fatigue, loss of pleasure, disruptions to sleep, or appetite. These symptoms are collectively referred to as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), which is a general feeling of discomfort caused by daylight deprivation that typically goes away when spring and summer come.
The winter season can be rough on our mood and our sleep. Many people feel sluggish and melancholic as a result of shorter daylight hours, while cold and snowy weather can leave the sky gray for days. The lack of sunlight during the winter months, coupled with artificial indoor lights and blue lights from our screens, all impact our circadian rhythm, which in turn affects our energy, mood, and sleep. Since SAD is so strongly tied to light, light therapy (especially red light therapy) is a popular solution to chase away the holiday blues. The key is to do it consistently and properly.
Since this is the second winter that we are experiencing the lingering effects of the pandemic (in terms of our social life, work-life, lifestyle changes, restrictions, etc.), we’ve noticed that now, more than ever before, more people have become aware and interested in light hacking, physical and mental health, and wellness.
Studies show that red light therapy allows your brain to re-establish a consistent sleep cycle and produce more natural melatonin, thereby normalizing your circadian rhythms. As a way to treat and manage SAD, red light therapy supports healthy cognitive function to help you think more clearly, restore your energy as an alternative to sunlight, help you sleep better and improve your mood, and overall help you achieve full-body wellness. Wellness is more than just the absence of sickness, it also encompasses the connection between our physical, emotional, and mental states. Red light therapy can help strengthen the bonds between these states, create an excellent opportunity to practice mindfulness techniques like deep breathing and relaxation, and help nurture self-care habits to improve your mental health during these difficult times.
We encourage people to continue using light therapy into the spring or whenever their mood starts to naturally improve.