Sunday, December 9, 2018

Light Therapy at the Library!

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Light therapy at the library
Did you know you can borrow a light therapy lamp at the library?  University of Alberta Libraries is proud to have portable lamps available for students, faculty and staff. The loan period is for one hour, but you only need 20 minutes to feel the benefits!  

Light therapy is an effective way to combat S.A.D. or Seasonal Affective Disorder, helping you get through the dark winter months. Even if you are lucky enough not to suffer from S.A.D., using a  light therapy lamp can boost your mood and help you sleep better. Unlike tanning beds, whose ultraviolet rays have cancer-causing agents, therapy lamps are a safe technology with minimal risks. To reap the greatest benefits, it is recommended to use these lamps in the morning.

Where can you borrow one?  Rutherford, Cameron, Coutts, Winspear and Weir Libraries all have lamps, as do Bibliothèque Saint-Jean and Augustana Library.  All you need to do is go to the service desk, ask to borrow a light therapy lamp, and check it out with your OneCard! Then, plug it in.  That's it!

Come and sign out one today.  The more often you use it, the more it can help relieve stress and up your happiness quotient.  Who wouldn’t enjoy that?!

Mayo Clinic. (2018, December 3). Light Therapy. Retrieved from:

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