The HumanCharger is like an iPod device you simply plug into using your ear buds and go about your day normally. It takes 12 minutes to be fully charged, and you do not need any pills. Consequently, there are no distracting sounds.
The HumanCharger uses bright light therapy. The clinical use has the potential of easing depressive effects of people suffering from SAD or seasonal affective disorder.
HumanCharger Bright light therapy will treat other conditions like Parkinson’s disease, treat insomnia, PMS and OCD.
Traditionally, people using light therapy spend 30 minutes in front of a special light box. The HumanCharger is portable, and it halves the time hence economical.
According to the COO of HumanCharger, the device reduces effects of jet lag by about 50 percent.
Take into consideration that when you travel through different time zones, the natural body rhythm goes out of sync which results in feelings of sleepiness, fatigue, and forgetfulness.
How HumanCharger Helps Seasonal Affective Disorder
Bright light therapy is highly effective for seasonal affective disorder.
The low-intensity short wavelength LED light is useful in the treatment. The non-forming image results are helped by the retinal photoreceptor system which is present in the intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells.
This means that the brain has a form of photo-sensitivity that is independent of your eyes. This makes it possible to treat SAD with bright light therapy. The HumanCharger directs small portable amounts of light directly to your brain through the ears. SAD results come from the lack of exposure to sufficient light.
It is mainly characterized by symptoms of depression, annoying fatigue, weight gain, craving for carbohydrates and increased need for sleep. The symptom is prevalent mostly during times of gray, darker winter months and sunless rain.
This kind of transcranial bright light therapy is a better substitute to traditional light therapy. HumanCharger bright light therapy reduces depression symptoms by 80 percent and increases cognitive performance.
The ear is the best passageway for the bright light therapy to reach photosensitive areas of the brain. The reason is that light only travels a short distance to reach the light sensitive receptors in your cerebrum. The light activates the relevant neural networks of the brain.
The HumanCharger assists people suffering from SAD, shift circadian rhythms backward or forwards and morning wakefulness. The HumanCharger bright light therapy was specifically developed to treat SAD among others conditions like jet lag.
SAD affects people from primarily colder areas and during dark winter months. It is also referred to as the winter blues or winter depression. The symptoms can be debilitating and cause persistent mood problems.
Others symptoms include loss of sexual appetite, irritability, relationship issues and anhedonia. People with SAD problems suffer from lack of natural light which inhibits melatonin and serotonin production.
These are important chemicals that regulate sleep and help the body anticipate the onset of darkness.
Together the two chemicals play an important role in maintaining a healthy sleeping pattern and circadian rhythms.
How to use HumanCharger
HumanCharger is a slick, small piece of kit that is slightly smaller than an iPod and you can easily slip it into your pocket.
The device shines a UV free blue enriched white light into the brain through the ear canal. The dosage lasts 12 minutes maximum and is delivered through a comfortable pair of headphones sitting snugly in your ear.
The primary use of HumanCharger is to treat SAD and jet lag. However, it also helps in maintaining well-being and general health and assists in improving sleep patterns. Essentially bright light therapy enables you to control certain body functions like sex, appetite, sleep, mood, and temperature. Ordinarily, light reaches the brain through your eyes which then pass messages to your brain.
However, during winter there is no enough light which slows down the functions and brings complications lack sleeping problems, jet lag, SAD.
This what makes HumanCharger great because it addresses the light problem and ensures your body functions are running optimally through bright light therapy.
HumanCharger is an important avenue to letting the all-important light into the brain.