Borrow a Daylight lamp (Bodø)

If you feel tired or having trouble sleeping during the dark winter season, a visit to the daylight lounge at Lugaren may help.

Where can I find a daylight lamp?

Studentinord has four daylight lamps that students can use. You find the lamps at Lugaren in the main canteen. 

Please note: the lamps must not be removed from Lugaren.

Why do you need daylight during winter?

Many people feel tired, exhausted and down during the dark winter season.

Scientific research has shown that when the amount of natural daylight is reduced, this «unfavourable living condition» may cause the human body to react physiologically by adjusting certain hormone levels and biological activity. This may lead to:

  • Intense tiredness, fatigue and sleeping disorders
  • Increased appetite
  • General passivity
  • Reduced work/study efficiency and a loss of vitality

Using a daylight lamp can help you lessen these problems.

How to use the daylight lamp for best effect

Use the daylight lamp if you are low on energy or if you are having trouble sleeping. 

  • Use the daylight lamp 3-5 times a week during winter.
  • A session should last for 30 minutes or more. Using the lamp for more than 2 hours does not increase the effect.
  • It is recommended to use the lamp between 6 a.m. and 1 p.m. It is most effective if you use it as early as possible in the day. Using the daylight lamp in the afternoon/evening may disturb your sleep.
  • It is not necessary to look directly into the light source, but it should be kept within your field of vision during the session. You may read, write or do other things during the session.

Important! Not everyone should use the lamps

The daylight lamp should not be used if you have bipolar disorder, or if you have certain eye conditions. Some medicines may also cause sensitivity for the light, and if you use such medicines you should be careful about using the lamps. Ask your doctor for further guidance, or if you have any questions.

The lamps are used at your own risk. 

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