Last Monday I reported that I'm trying out a therapy lamp to "kickstart" my day. Here's what I've experienced using it every day this week.
Kickstart would be the wrong word to describe the effect. The feeling isn't like a jolt, so much as accelerated awakening. Yes, I feel more awake after a half hour with the lamp than I would feel if I'd begun my day without the lamp. For the past two days, I used the lamp for close to an hour while getting some work done on my laptop. When the lamp shut down automatically at a half-hour, I felt a strong desire to continue, so I did. So the lamp is a bit addicting.
I'll continue to use it through the winter.