Make light work of it with Lumie
November 21, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Health NewsEmployers are facing the annual rise in sickness and drop in productivity that comes with the onset of winter. However, there may be something that can help: light therapy has been shown to be affective at combatting poor health and increasing workplace productivity in numerous studies. Light therapy devices are available from Lumie, at www.lumie.com.
With the onset of the dark winter months, employers now face the annual rise in sickness and drop in productivity amongst their workforce. Much of this stems from the lack of sunlight at this time of year but help is at hand from Lumie, the light therapy specialists with a range of lights to help combat the symptoms of poor health, improve productivity and help workplace performance.
Research at the University of Ohio, Monash University in Australia, and the University of Liege in Belgium, all concluded that even in sleep-deprived participants, bright light enhances alertness and performance.
The Health and Safety Commissions annual report shows that 33 million days a year are lost due to ill health, and that a winter-related illness is the reason for absence from work 95% of the time. Research suggests that winter health issues are attributable to disruption of our natural body clocks, caused by a lack of dawn wake-up signal and general lack of sunlight. Seasonal Affective Disorder and Winter Blues are the disorders most commonly associated with the shorter daylight hours, but general fatigue and sluggishness all contribute towards a downturn in feelings of well-being, and poorer performance in the workplace.
Lumie light boxes retail from £115 at stockists nationwide, including John Lewis (selected items) and Boots (selected items), and online at www.lumie.com. Stockist number 01954 780 500.
Press Contact: Cassandra Brown. Tel: 01954 786500. Email: Cassandra@lumie.com. www.lumie.com