SADV1 Light Therapy Lamp
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a mood disorder triggered by lack of natural sunlight, particularly in the winter months which is why it’s also coined as “The Winter Blues”.
The lack of natural light which is brought on from dark mornings, dark evenings, change in routine and body clock due to shift work patterns or perhaps sleep disorders, results in our body not receiving enough natural light. Sunlight is an important part of our body’s cycle, as it is with every living thing, and so we rely on it to provide a natural rhythm for our sleep pattern, digestion, energy levels and ultimately everything we do day-to-day. Without sufficient levels of morning light our bodies circadian rhythms are not triggered and our body fails to produce the hormones required to feel wide awake. During the day if we do not receive enough sunlight we feel sluggish, lethargic and low in energy and at night we stay awake long after darkness which can result in lack of sleep, disrupted sleep patterns and mood swings. This can affect our performance every day, and ultimately our overall health.
The symptoms of SAD include:
· Lethargy, lacking in energy, unable to carry out a normal routine
· Sleep problems, finding it hard to wake up in the morning and stay awake during the day, but having disturbed nights
· Loss of interest or pleasure in normal everyday activities
· Loss of libido, not interested in physical contact
· Anxiety, inability to cope
· Social problems, irritability, not wanting to see people
· Feelings of gloom and despondency for no apparent reason
· Craving for carbohydrates and sweet foods, leading to weight gain
Why Use the SADV1 Light? By using a SAD light, or therapy lamp as some may call it, the symptoms caused by lack of sunlight can be reduced. By simulating the sunlight that’s missing during the darker winter months this will in turn encourage the brain to reduce the production of melatonin (a hormone that makes you sleepy) and increased the production of serotonin (a hormone that affects your mood). The outcome: it will help you to feel more balanced, better rested and happier.
Light therapy can be a very effective alternative treatment for the symptoms of SAD when used daily as part of your routine in the winter months. Itis very effective in 85% of cases diagnosed. The treatment consists of prolonged exposure, i.e. 30 to 60 minutes per day depending on the distance observed at a light of 10,000 lumens.
At Duronic we are proud to be one of the few manufacturers of SAD lights that are medically certified, which means you can buy with confidence from us. This model is a 93/42 / CE certified medical device.
The SADV1 lamp can be used freestanding on a table, shelf or counter, or it can be mounted on a wall.
Find a spot to position your light so that it becomes an effortless part of everyday routine, like next to your favourite chair or on your office desk.
Powerful and effective, our Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) therapy light gives 10,000 lumens of light. This is the optimal amount recommended by medical professionals to be the most effective in treating SAD.
This light couldn't be easier to use.
To switch it on, simply press the easy-to-reach switch on the top of the lamp.
Press the same button to turn the lamp off again.
To get the most from your SADV1 use it for 30-60 minutes each day.
The bulbs inside the lamp have a lifespan of 8000 hours.
Should you need to replace them, this bulbs are easy to find in supermarkets and hardware stores.
Use the hole on the back of the lamp to hang the SADV1 on a wall.