When I changed OB practices earlier this year, one of the things I noticed at the backup OB office was that they had blue lights in the lamps…they help to relax you and are tranquil. I was immediately intrigued by this idea. If a doctors office that often sees high-risk patients and talks about using evidence based practices is using them, then I want to be using them, too.
My two oldest girls have been going through a phase (with the time change) where they were having a hard time falling asleep. And, they were getting up and turning the closet light on and other lights because it was “too dark.” The problem was, it was so bright in the room, they weren’t sleeping well. When I was offered the chance to try out some Mood-Factory Mood-Lites, I was very excited. I knew that I wanted to try out a blue light in their room to help them relax and sleep, with enough light in the room that they wouldn’t turn on other lights.
And, it has helped. It’s amazing what a difference a blue light can make for them at night time. (Our house looks really funny from the outside with the blue light a glow, but whatever works, right?)
Mood-Factory has many Mood-lites available with other “moods;” They include Passion (red-use this to set a romantic mood in your bedroom); Renewal (green) Happiness (yellow); Energy (Orange); Serenity (Light Blue); Sassy (Pink); Creativity (Purple) and Tranquility (Deep Blue)
“Mood-lites represent Mood-Factory’s first line of products which are based on the sense of sight, and specifically, in regards to how colors affect how we feel,” said the Chicago-based Kathryn Goetzke, President, Mood-Factory. “We initially launched an incandescent line in 2004, and in 2012 launched a 2nd generation including flood, porch, and compact fluorescent (CFL) Mood-lites. The colors were developed using a number of color expert research, and applying their general concepts to lighting.”
In 2004, in addition to launching the Mood-Factory, Kathryn Goetzke founded the International Foundation for Research and Education on Depression (iFred), www.depression.org, to shine a positive light on depression and eliminate the stigma associated with the disease through prevention, research and education. Its goal is to ensure 100% of the 350 million people affected by depression seek and receive treatment. Kathryn has seen first-hand the devastating affects depression has had on friends and families and donates part of the proceeds of the Mood-Factory product-line to iFred.
The Mood-lites come in several different “lite” styles as well: Incandescent Mood-lites, Compact Flourescent (CFL) Mood-lites, Creativity CFL Mood-lite Flood Mood-lites, Porch Lights, and CFL Porch Lights.
We’ve got some giant red flood Mood-lites to put up over our driveway in the spirit of Christmas…we just have to find a ladder to get up there!
I also plan to bring a blue light and possibly a green one with me to the hospital when the time comes to help me relax and/or give me a new source of energy during the labor and birth of baby B.
*I received several lights from Mood-Factory to facilitate my review. All thoughts are my own. This post contains affiliate links. If you decide to make a purchase, I make a couple pennies:)