Negative Ion Generator for SAD sufferers.
Air supercharged with negative ions is showing great potential as a tandem treatment for seasonal affective disorder sufferers. As well as bright light therapy good results have been noted when using both SAD lamps and a negative ion generator.
Created naturally ions are molecules that have effectively “broken apart” and in the process gained or lost an electrical charge.
When enough energy acts upon a carbon dioxide, oxygen, water, or nitrogen molecule it ejects an electron, leaving it positively charged. The displaced electron then attaches itself to another molecule, causing it to become negatively charged.
Negative ions are abundantly found naturally in woodland, forests and near moving water. When we talk about the air being fresh it is because it is charged with an abundance of negative ions.
Modern energy saving insulation in our homes are brilliant. But they do have the secondary effect of not allowing fresh air to circulate throughout the home. Well sealed windows give little chance of negative ions revitalising the air in sufficient quantities to make any impact on the positive ion build up sealed into the home.
In this alternative SAD treatment, millions of negative ions (air born molecules with a negative charge) are released into the home.
It’s the desirable negative ion in oxygen that positively affects our body and mood most.
What Else are Negative Ions Good For
There is a large body of scientific work on negative ions. The importance of negative ions has been demonstrated in treating many disorders. From asthma, depression, headaches through to sleep and even healing of patients with burns.
The most recognised health benefits.
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Normally treated with drugs or bright light therapy SAD sufferers have also used negative ion generation as an auxiliary treatment to help overcome their winter depression.
Sense of well-being is enhanced with negative ion treatment. Mental clarity is improved.
Mental concentration. Negative ions increase the flow of oxygen to the brain. This results in higher alertness and decreased drowsiness and more mental energy. Tests have shown that subjects exposed to high levels of negative ions perform better in mentally challenging tasks.
Asthma. Has been extensively studied. Negative ions are demonstrated to significantly reduce asthma and allergy symptoms.
Sleep. A European study found that negative ion generators helped to regulate the production of the serotonin. This is important to help with getting a good nights sleep.
Headaches. Good serotonin regulation is important for people suffering from migraine headaches. They have been effectively treated with just high negative ion levels in the air.
Air-born Allergens. Dust, pollen, pet dander and mould spores are effectively cleared from the air. Negative ion generators can also decrease airborne viruses and bacteria.
We have reviewed a combination SAD lamp with built in ioniser.