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S.A.D. FAQs

Q. All I need to do is wear the glasses for a couple of hours before I go to bed?

Q. All I need to do is wear the glasses for a couple of hours before I go to bed?
10/5/2006

A. Not quite. You need to avoid exposing your eyes to ordinary light on your way to bed and during the night. Using an amber night light is recommended. If putting on the glasses two hours before bedtime doesn’t work, you may try putting on the glasses even earlier. Try them for at least a week before you give up. 

Q. How rapidly can one reset the circadian clock?

Q. How rapidly can one reset the circadian clock?
10/5/2006

A. Its like jet lag. It takes a day or two for each hour change in time. If you put on the glasses two hours before your usual bedtime, it may take 4 or 5 days to advance your melatonin flow by 2 hours. 

Q. I’ve been using a light box. Should I throw it away?

Q. I’ve been using a light box. Should I throw it away?
10/5/2006

A. Not right away. Try the new method of wearing the glasses in the evening and see if it helps. You might want to continue to use the light box in the morning to help lock in the new schedule of earlier melatonin flow, and gradually use it less and less. 

Q. If I try the glasses for a few weeks and they don’t work, can I get my money refunded?

Q. If I try the glasses for a few weeks and they don’t work, can I get my money refunded?
10/5/2006

A. Yes. We offer a 30 day money back guarantee. 

Q. Will the glasses work for everyone?

Q. Will the glasses work for everyone?
10/5/2006

A. No. Some people seem to make very little melatonin so suppressing it with light does not occur. Such people are not likely to suffer from SAD. If they do, it may be for reasons other than from having too much melatonin present in the morning.