Shift Work

If you work night shifts, then you'll know dealing with tiredness and fatigue is difficult – even when you've gotten used to the routine. Research has shown that a night worker who has sleep reasonably well is still only as alert between 2am and 8am as a day worker who has slept for 4 hours two night in a row. By working shifts, you're going against your body's natural desire to rest and recover during the night.

Do you suffer from any of these when you do your shift work?

Shift work results in reduced concentration and productivity

  • Wandering and disconnected thoughts
  • Headaches or stomach aches
  • Drowsiness during shift and inability to sleep after shift
  • Inattention to minor but potentially important details
  • Degraded mental abilities (including memory, decision-making, and perception)
  • Increased distractibility and irritability

Working night shift can have serious consequences, as this lack of alertness can lead to mistakes and accidents. One study discovered that night shift workers are between four and five times more likely to be involved in a car accident.

If so, it means that your body is struggling to adapt to your routine. However, you can use light therapy to reposition your body clock, to enable you to be as alert and effective when working through the night as you would ordinarily be when working during the day. A LiteBook replicates the exact wavelengths of sunlight, tricking your brain into thinking it is daylight and therefore making it prepare your body for the “day” ahead.

What is special about the Litebook EDGE?

Traditionally, light therapy meant being sat in front of a large lightbox (about the size of a regular mirror) and looking directly into it for an hour. While effective, it was awkward, boring and time consuming. Thankfully, the Litebook EDGE is revolutionising light therapy and making it quick and incredibly easy.

The Litebook EDGE uses white light-emitting diodes (LEDs) to produce its light. Regular lamps have used fluorescent bulbs, which are bulky, expensive to run, and emit harmful UV rays. The white LEDs in the Litebook mean it is much smaller than conventional lamps (just 1% of the size), and because the peak wavelengths of its light replicate those of sunlight exactly, usage time is as little as 15 minutes.

Fits into your hand, and your life

The Litebook EDGE's size and built-in rechargebale battery means it can be used anywhere; on a train, aeroplane, or simply on a desk or table at home or work. Unlike regular lamps, you do not have to look directly into it, you simply have it facing you at an angle. This leaves you free to get on with other things such as eating breakfast, applying make-up or reading a newspaper. It has never been so easy to get the light you need into your routine.

As with any electrical appliance, the running costs of a light therapy unit are an important factor. The fluorescent bulbs in traditional light boxes need to be replaced every 500 hours. As they need to be used for an hour, that means new bulbs every 18 months - and some use as many as 6, at £15 each. As you can see, it does not take long for the running costs to run into the hundreds. With the Litebook, the LED's last for 100,000 hours - that's 11 years of continuous use - or a few hundreds years of proper use. So the only running costs are electricity - costing roughly £5 per decade. Over the course of its lifetime, the Litebook EDGE will save you hundreds of pounds compared to a regular light therapy unit.

60-day money back guarantee

We are so confident in the effectiveness of the Litebook EDGE that if you do not feel the benefit of it within 60 days you can return it for a refund. We are also proud of its build quality, which is why we offer a two-year warranty - which is double that of most other manufacturers. Add in the outstanding aftercare provided by Intus Healthcare and you know you can buy with complete confidence.

Available with Zero-Rated VAT

Because SAD is recognized as a medical condition by HMRC, you can buy the Litebook EDGE without having to pay VAT. If you are buying the Litebook for personal use and suffer from chronic SAD then you are eligible to purchase it without paying tax. You do not need a prescription or diagnosis, you simply have to tick a declaration during the checkout process that confirms that this is the case.

Order before 3pm for next day delivery!

Litebook EDGE Portable SAD Light

If you order your Litebook EDGE before 3pm you will usually receive it on the the next working day! This means you banish your SAD as soon as possible and get back to feeling your regular self again in no time.

Need some more information?

You can find a wealth of information about light therapy and the Litebook EDGEon this site. Our support section includes and FAQ, and we also have an extensive research section. If there is anything you need to know or are unsure about, you can give us a ring on 0844 504 9999, or use the Contact Us page to send us an email, and we'll endeavour to answer any questions you may have.