Are You Struggling with
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)?
In the winter light therapy can replace the sun's rays and improve depression.
Day-Light Classic Plus
Light therapy provides a similar experience to outdoor light, which isn't as prevalent during the winter. Therapeutic light can help improve symptoms in 60% to 80% of people with SAD.
This therapy lamp:
- Provides the recommended 10,000 lux while you sit 12 to 14 inches away from the lamp
- Blocks 99.3% of UV light for your safety
- Is both height and angle adjustable
Use light therapy to safely relieve symptoms of SAD and return to the life you love. Remember, it's important to continue treatment when your symptoms improve so they don't return!
Seasonal Affective Disorder
People with SAD have the same symptoms and meet the same diagnostic criteria as someone with a major depressive disorder, but their symptoms follow a seasonal pattern, returning each winter.
Additional symptoms of winter SAD:
- Low energy
- Hypersomnia (sleeping for long periods of time)
- Overeating and/or weight gain
- A craving for carbs
- Social withdrawal
When Using Light Therapy
- Symptoms typically improve in one to two weeks
- Light therapy should be used 20 to 30 minutes during the early morning or as your doctor recommends
- Keep the light source close, about 12 to 16 inches, with your eyes open (but not looking directly at the lamp)
- You can eat breakfast, read, or do other activities during therapy
- To avoid a relapse, start therapy in early fall before your symptoms reappear
Light therapy isn't for everyone - be sure to consult your doctor before trying.
- If you have diabetes or a pre-existing eye condition, speak to your doctor before trying this therapy to avoid damaging your eyesight
- Light therapy can trigger mania or hypomania in people with bipolar disorder.
- Reverse seasonal affective disorder is rare ( 10% of all SAD cases). Individuals with summer SAD experience depression and other symptoms in the summer. Light therapy is not effective for summer SAD.