Feeling glum at the look of the grey skies? For October we’ve got a fab competition prize that will help you bypass the winter blues; we’ve got 2 Valkee SAD Light Headsets to give away!
Have you ever wondered why you tend to feel down when summer comes to an end? Perhaps you don’t feel it straight away, but by the end of September or early October you feel fed up and can’t avoid thinking about the long dark months ahead. It’s all down to our bodies lacking exposure to natural daylight.
Light exposure is really important for the production of serotonin, the feel-good chemical in the brain which controls our mood. Lack of light means our serotonin levels dip, and as a result we can experience depression during the winter months. We feel lethargic, have trouble with our sleep pattern, crave carbs and sugar and feel anxious and irritable.
SAD is a medically recognised condition and affects over 2 million people in the UK, so if you nodded along to the symptoms listed above it is very likely that SAD is to blame. Medical professionals recommend that rather than treating SAD with drugs, high level light therapy is more effective since it tops up your brain’s exposure to light and lifts your mood naturally.
Although SAD lights are a popular treatment method, there's a new kid on the block which is more convenient and far more effective...
The Valkee SAD Light Head Set
Valkee is a completely unique and revolutionary device which directs high level light directly towards the photoreceptors in your brain via the ear canal. It’s a lot like an mp3 player; just wear the ear buds, turn the device on and let it work its magic for 6-12 minutes each day.
Valkee is clinically proven to reduce the symptoms of SAD, with 92% of people reporting that their symptoms completely disappeared within 4 weeks. Treatment time is quicker and more effective than traditional SAD light boxes, and it’s so much more convenient as you don’t have to sit directly in front of a lamp for an hour each day.
So who wants to try a Valkee?! Well, this month we’ve got 2 to give away! One in Black and One in White.
To be in with a chance of winning, use the form below to either Like our Facebook page, Follow us on Twitter or Follow our Pinterest page. You could do all 4 if you like to improve your chances of winning!
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Terms & Conditions
1. Open to UK residents aged 18+ only
2. Competition closes midnight 31/10/2013
3. This competition is in no way hosted by Facebook or Twitter
4. Only entries made via the Rafflecopter form will be counted