Re-Timer is a wearable light device for Winter Blues.
It is lightweight and portable, providing you the benefits of bright light with minimal interruption to your life.
How to use Re-Timer?
Simply wear Re-Timer for 30 minutes per day in the morning to help alleviate symptoms of winter blues such as low energy.
Re-Timer also helps to keep your circadian rhythm (link to circadian rhythm page) in check so that you can sleep and wake at the right times for your lifestyle.
When wearing Re-Timer your eyes must be open, to ensure that you receive the benefits of light therapy.
Science of Re-Timer?
Re-Timer is the only portable light device which emits a patented green light proven to be superior for treating winter blues.
A significant body of research has compared the efficacy of different wavelengths to treat winter blues. Green light provides a treatment effect superior to that of red light and similar to that seen in previous studies with white light. (Oren, Brainard et al. 1991)
Furthermore, our eyes have a lens that becomes cloudy and yellows as we age. This clouding restricts blue light entering the eye. Since most white light devices rely on blue wavelengths to reduce winter blues symptoms, green light is considered to be a superior treatment option in older populations.
Benefits of Re-Timer
Light devices vary in terms of the colour of light emitted, treatment duration, design, size and price.
Typically, light boxes emit a white or blue light at a high brightness level – up to 10,000 lux.
To receive treatment from light boxes you are required to sit in front of the device for up to 60 minutes.
Not all light devices are equal; ensure you do your own research about light therapy devices, to confirm it is the most safe and effective approach for your situation.
A summary of Re-Timer benefits are included to help you compare against other products:
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Reviews from customers
Lincoln Hochberg Mountain View, USA
I have only used it for a few days so far but I feel like it is helping me get to sleep earlier and wake up earlier – which was my goal in getting it. Last night in particular I noticed that I really started to get drowsy at around 10:30pm which is unheard of for me. I’m looking forward to more. On a competitive note, I’ve had a Phillips goLITE BLU for years, which I think is supposed to work in a similar way, but Re-timer is much better since I can wear it and don’t have to be chained to my desk. I’ve never managed to use my goLITE consistently but I can just wear Re-timer while I go through my emails first thing in the morning so it’s easy to stay consistent.
Tim Hibberd Adelaide, Australia
I’ve been using Re-Timer from waking (6am) until 7 – 7:30am. They’re at least as effective as the Philips golite blu that I was using previously. My sleep time has advanced about an hour since using the Re-Timer. Wearing comfort is fine – I use them with my regular glasses. They are also a great conversation starter.