Treat Seasonal Affective Disorder with a New Range of SAD Lights
It’s been over a week and I’m still not used to daylight savings. The mornings are too dark when I wake up and driving home from work on a night makes me feel like I’ve missed the whole day! Don’t get me wrong, I love winter, I love snuggling up in my bed socks with a cosy blanket and nice cup of hot chocolate, but the darkness is just exhausting.
For many of us the dark nights and dreary days can negatively affect our mood, but for some the effects can be much more severe. Seasonal Affective Disorder is a type of depression thought to be caused by a lack of light, with symptoms presenting themselves in autumn and becoming most severe in December, January and February. These symptoms include feeling lethargic and sleepy during the day, a persistent low mood, irritability and a loss of interest in everyday activities.
SAD lights are lamps that have been developed to mimic sunshine and have been clinically proven to effectively treat the disorder – but even if you don’t have Seasonal Affective Disorder, they are great for perking you up on those particularly dreary days.
We’ve been selling Lumie SAD lights for a number of years now, and we will always recommend both the lamps and wake up lights which replicate a sunrise to wake you up gently rather than jerking you awake like regular alarms.
You will now also find SAD lights from Innolux available to be purchased from us. These are a range of decorative SAD lights that will look great in your home as well as treating the disorder and boosting your mood whether you want to use it for prolonged periods of time or a few minutes each day.
If you think you may be suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder, find out more here and arrange to see your GP as soon as possible.