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Sad Light Therapy Helps Seasonal Depression

Updated on March 31, 2011

Seasonal Affective Disorder

People with Seasonal Affective Disorder will experience, mood swings, sadness, and fatigue especially during the colder months. It's also commonly referred to as " Winter Blues ". With treatment in the form of Sad Light Therapy, seasonal depression can be controlled and in most cases cured..

Science proves that people need sunlight. This type of Light Therapy produces a chemical in your brain to help improve depression and overall mood. Using SAD light therapy for 30 mins a day will help you feel energized and ready for the day.

With consistent use, you can avoid feeling sad, depressed, or moody. Light impacts our lives in many ways. Light syncs your brain with your body. You will sleep better and and have a overall improved mood.

Symptoms of SAD or Seasonal Affective Disorder are:

  • Exhaustion
  • Moodiness
  • Depression
  • Feeling Drained or Less Energetic
  • Weight Gain or Loss

Seasonal Depression effects a large portion on the population. It's recommend that everyone have at lest 30mins of light a day. Increasing the amount of light you receive, will help to lift your spirits on gloomy days. You don't have to have Seasonal Depression in order to enjoy the benefits of additional light during the winter months.

Sad Light Therapy boxes are similar to natural sunlight. It does not contain any UV rays, so it's very safe to use . Once you begin treatment you will see improvement in about a week..

Treating S.A.D. With Light Therapy


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      SAD light 6 years ago

      Great article! For people with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), light therapy has been found just as effective without the undesirable effects of antidpressants.

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      brownlickie 7 years ago

      Now well into my sixties, I find myself more and more staying inside and maybe this is what I need to perk me up a bit. well written. brownlickie