Beat The Winter Blues With A Light Box

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More than half-a-million Americans suffer from seasonal affective disorder (SAD). These people tend to experience depression when the days are shorter and darker, and perk back up in April/May, when we have more hours of sunshine. It’s important to get in mind that being depressed doesn’t just mean being sad or off, it’s a severe state of despondency that lasts for a prolonged period of time. Left untreated, depression can be very dangerous and wreak havoc on a person’s psyche.

 

Luckily, for someone suffering from SAD, there are treatments available. One that has proven to work is the SAD light box, which mimics outdoor light. Scientists believe that the SAD light causes a chemical shift in a person’s brain to lift one’s mood and ease symptoms. Most doctors recommend using a light box for at least 30 minutes each morning.

 

If you suffer from SAD and are interested in trying a light box, you’re in luck – BIGWORDS has tons of options at the lowest cost around. While we recommend doing research to determine which lamp is best for you, below are a few of the most popular ones around – all available through BIGWORDS at great prices.

 

Lightphoria 10,000LUX Energy Light Lamp

NatureBright SunTouch plus touch therapy lamp

HappyLight Compact Energy Lamp

Philips Wake-Up Light with colored sunrise simulation

Philips goLITE BLU light therapy device

Verilux HappyLight Deluxe Sunshine Simulator

Meghan Schalk

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