Healthful effects of sunbeds:
Sunbed use reduces chronic pain
A study of pain in Fibromyalgia patients conducted by dermatologists revealed that those that used sunbeds experienced a decrease of 0.44 points on a 10 point scale (Likert Scale
) when compared to those that did not receive UV light.
Furthermore, feelings of well-being and relaxation were reported amongst the tanners.
Sunbed use reduced the risk of clots
It was found that women who sunbathed during the summer, on winter vacations or when abroad, or used sunbeds, were at 30% reduced risk of clots compared to those who did not sunbathe,
Sunbeds strengthen bone
One study compared 50 subjects who used a sunbed at least once weekly to 106 contro; subjects who did not use them.
Sunbed users had 90% higher vitamin D levels than non-users. They also had significantly higher bone-mineral density indicative of stronger bones.
Sunbeds can control Psoriasis and Eczema
Research showed convincingly that sunbeds are a valid treatment for psoriasis. One study
states that sunbeds could be useful “as a treatment option for Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema), Mycosis Fungoides, Acne, Sclerodema, Vitiligo and pruritus, as well as other UV sensitive dermatosis.”