You’ve probably heard of SAD, seasonal affective disorder, which is a type of depression that affects some people because of their reduced exposure to light in the darker months of the year (fall and winter in the Northern hemisphere). It can affect some people at other times of the year if they don’t tend to get enough exposure to bright enough light daily. People need exposure to the sun each day to keep their body’s circadian rhythms in sync to promote good mental and physical health and good sleep patterns. I’ve never been a sun worshipper, and I’ve always had jobs that tend to keep me indoors. I also have sleep problems, so I could probably improve my sleep patterns, and my overall health, if I just got some more sunlight.
SunSprite was developed by two doctors and its use and benefits are based on 30 years of clinically proven data. The SunSprite is a little, wearable sun exposure monitor that helps you make sure you get enough exposure to light. You clip it on your clothing, and its sensors will measure the intensity of the light (even through a window) to be sure it’s bright enough to benefit you and measures your UV exposure to determine when you’ve had enough for health benefits. It has lights that light up to indicate each 10% of needed exposure at the proper intensity. The monitor has a solar-charged battery that charges itself while monitoring your exposure. It syncs with iOS devices and BLE-enabled Android devices to coach you and help you see trends, set goals, and earn badges.
The SunSprite Wearable Sun and Light Tracker is $99.99.