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Treatment for Seasonal Affective Disorder

Updated on September 22, 2014

Seasonal Affective Disorder (winter depression) Symptoms

Because the days are shorter during the winter months, many men and women find themselves excessively tired and lacking energy. They often feel lethargic and may even dread getting out of bed in the morning. Or they may have an overall feeling of mild depression caused from the lack of sunlight. Also many people notice some weight gain. It seems that we want to eat more in the winter.

People who suffer from Winter depression often try to improve the symptoms of seasonal affective depression (SAD) by drinking more coffee or other stimulants that really don't make any difference in how they feel overall.

I for one am one of those people who need at least 15 minutes of sunshine daily. But sometimes in the wintertime, especially when there is lots of snow, it is hard to find the sunshine.

Sunshine Simulator

Light Therapy Can Make a Huge Difference For Those Who Suffer From SAD

Let's face it, as human beings, our bodies crave the sun and the vitamin D that it gives us. We need the sun for our overall well being. It feels good to soak up some rays as long as you don't over do it.

This is why many doctors suggest seasonal affective disorder light therapy to people who suffer from winter depression. This sad light is a great substitute when it is rainy or the sun simply isn't available. A Light therapy lamp or Sunshine Simulator helps to alleviate nagging symptoms of SAD, Seasonal Affective Disorder.

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

This lamp really gives you the feeling over well being.

NatureBright SunTouch Plus Light and Ion Therapy Lamp is a great way to fool your body into feeling like you are being exposed to the sun. This will help you to feel better overall. Your body clock will balence leaving you feel refreshed and better overall.

This lamp really gives you the feeling over well being.

The use of a sad light makes a huge difference in how people feel. Many people notice that they have much more energy and seasonal affective depression symptoms subside within a few days of using a sunshine simulator. Also most light therapy devices are very reasonably priced.

Who Suffers from Winter Depression?

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Got Sunshine?

Got Sunshine? Many people suffer from winter depression due to lack of sunlight.
Got Sunshine? Many people suffer from winter depression due to lack of sunlight.

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    • Wendy Krick profile image

      Wendy Krick 7 years ago from Maryland

      I agree Jimmy with walking. Taking a walk and getting your body moving makes a huge difference.

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      Jimmie Lanley 7 years ago from Memphis, TN USA

      I lived for many years in a place that is gloomy year round, but especially in winter. It was miserable. Getting outdoors to walk helped even if the sunlight was behind a shield of thick gloom. Now we're living in sunny TN. Winter is bearable here! I can handle cold as long as there is sun and bright skies. What a difference light makes!