SAD Lamps

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) lamps, light boxes and sun lamps

By Charlotte Fantelli

That time of year is upon us again; autumn nights are drawing in and we try to adjust to new light levels, shorter days and other changes the seasonal fluctuation brings. It is thought that two million people in the UK alone will suffer with symptoms of seasonal affective disorder (SAD) this winter.

Light therapy is now regarded as one of the very best ways to treat SAD, it works by simulating natural sunlight, bringing with it the benefits we feel over the summer months. There was a time standard depression therapies (including talking therapy and/or medication) were routinely considered for SAD sufferers, nowerdays light therapy is a much preffered option, with 8 in 10 people benefitting greatly from it.

With this in mind we have put together a range of products highly rated, well reviewed products to suit any budget.

Under £30

£30 - £70

£70 - £120

£120 +

SAD is more than just missing the warmer days or experiencing low mood at this time of year, it is a condition that can debilitate sufferers and stop them living a full and healthy life in the winter months. Depression symptoms such as tiredness, lethargy, disturbed sleep, unsociability, loss of social interest, lack of libido, anxiety, loss of concentration, low mood, hopelessness and appetite changes may be present. It is very important to seek personalised medical advice if you are experiencing any of these symptoms or mood changes whatever the time of year. 

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