SADT2 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 SADT2 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.