USA Skypanels Offer a Solution to People Who Suffer From Seasonal Depression this Winter

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Skypanels(TM) help alleviate feelings of depression, anxiety, and hopelessness. The product was created from photographic images taken of the sky and other therapeutic settings. Users have sited feelings of calmness, elevated moods, reduced tension, and an overall feeling of well being.

Skypanels™ are photos of the actual sky

Over a million people have been affected during this rainy and grey winter season by Seasonal Affective Disorder, also known as SAD. Research indicates that sufferers of seasonal depression can alleviate their symptoms by being outdoors. Skypanels™ offer relief to those affected by this disorder by bringing the essence of nature into the workplace and home in the form of a light panel that creates a virtual blue sky. Users who replaced traditional overhead light diffusers with this product sited elevated moods, less tension, and decreased headaches.

SAD affects up to one in 20 people and is caused by the lack of daylight exposure a person receives in the fall and winter months. A milder version of this condition, known as the "Winter Blues" affects nearly 60% of the population. Melatonin, a hormone, which has been linked to SAD and may cause symptoms of depression, is produced at increased levels during the winter months because the days are shorter and darker.

People who live with this condition often complain of feeling miserable, having a decreased sex drive, being tired, and experiencing an overall feeling of depression. Skypanels™ capture the essence of nature while creating the illusion of being under real skies and other natural therapeutic settings, thereby creating a daylight effect and boosting mood.

Skypanels™ are colorful custom designed, decorative translucent panels, that fit into standard fluorescent ceiling fixtures and replace the dull, brittle, plastic stock diffusers found in most commercial offices, hospitals, schools, and homes. Skypanels™ have been attributed to reducing tension and headaches by providing relief from the harsh glare of traditional overhead diffuser lighting.

The Mind Lab, a group of scientific researchers, for the chemists Boots, did a study and noted that exposure to bright colors in general held benefits. They found that blue and green made male subjects feel happier, while blue, purple and orange did the same for women. All colors give out vibrations on different frequencies. Blue uses a cool frequency and has a calming and cooling effect.

"Skypanels™ are photos of the actual sky," Chad Tyner, Managing Director at USA Skypanels said. "The light that emits through the translucent inks on a Skypanel™ is on the blue scale, therefore promoting the same elevated feelings of happiness that the color blue is attributed to."

Used by thousands of customers nationwide, USA Skypanels™ delivers quality products at affordable pricing. Coming in a variety of designs ranging from clouds, to colorful blossoms, to a variety of trees, and hot air balloons, Skypanels™ bring the relaxation and color of the outdoors, into a variety of interior settings including healthcare facilities, offices, conference rooms, retail spaces, spas, hotels, restaurants, homes and schools.

Skypanels™ can be ordered individually or as a set, creating a virtual sky. Installing Skypanels™ is easy and can be completed in minutes with minimal effort. Weighing 1.75 pounds and measuring 24" x 48", Skypanels™ can be cut with a razor blade to fit into any ceiling space. Made from 100% acrylic with the images screen printed directly onto the panels, Skypanels™ are built to last for up to 20 years under normal inside lighting conditions and for up to 10 years outdoors. Skypanels™ are created with a protective layer of UV coating.

Founded in 2004 USA Skypanels, Inc. is a strong supporter of local charities, donating a portion of its proceeds from every Skypanel™ purchased to worthy organizations. For more information about Skypanels™ products please contact USA Skypanels, Inc., 6180 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Suite 320, North Hollywood, CA 91606 USA. Phone: (888) 475-9726; Fax: 818-980-9021; Internet; http://www.USASkypanels.com; email: Sales @ USASkypanels.com.

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