What is Seasonal Affective Disorder?
Seasonal Affective Disorder is a type of depression that affects two million people in the UK. It’s often triggered in the Autumn and Winter months due to not getting appropriate levels of exposure to natural light. This affects the production of hormones that regulate everything from sleep patterns to mood, energy and appetite.
Traditionally, SAD has been treated with drugs. But research has shown that the light therapy offered by SAD lights can be extremely successful at treating the condition. They’re small and can be used anywhere in the house. So if you’re living with SAD or suffer from the winter blues now and then, happiness could be just the flick of a switch away.
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