A lack of sunlight has been associated with a range of health problems: depression, obesity, and type 2 diabetes, to name just a few. While some people don’t get enough sun just because of the climate they live in (and, as a native Vermonter, I can definitely relate to that), plenty more of us aren’t getting enough sun because we work inside, staring at screens all day.
If you’re reading this, you can probably relate.
The reality of the modern world is that not many of us are out working the fields anymore. Our bodies developed over thousands of years to need a certain amount of sunlight and we’re just not getting it at this point. The result in so many of us is is lower energy, lower productivity, sluggishness, and even depression.
So what’s the solution?
Sun LifeLight is one product that’s aiming to help all of us indoor workers get the sunlight we need. Working from decades of research into seasonal affective disorder (SAD), Sun LifeLight has created a blue light desk lamp that is controlled by app.
Users can treat the Sun LifeLight just like they would any other lamp but, unlike other lamps, it will adjust the amount of “sunlight” it delivers daily based on weather, sleep quality, and schedules.
Blue light has been proven time and time again to be an effective treatment for SAD but it’s also great for people who aren’t diagnosed with depression. It’s even been found to help with general productivity and alertness, which means it’s perfect for people who are feeling sluggish at work.
Is it the right solution for you?
Sun LifeLight is currently competing in the Crowd2Shelf contest, which is run by startup fundraising company Fundable and the retailer Staples. They’ve already passed the first round, which named them one of the 25 most innovative companies out of the hundreds who competed. Now they’re fighting for a chance to sell their product in Staples stores and their online retailer.
One of the ways the judges in Crowd2Shelf will determine whether or not Sun LifeLight has what it takes to be sold in a national store is by how successful their crowd funding campaign is. If you know you’re one of those people who basically never sees the sun – or if you’re just looking for a natural way to boost your energy and productivity at work – why not check out their Fundable page and help push them to the top?