Some people have heard of using light therapy for Seasonal Affective Disorder. But does it really work?
Does it help to elevate the moods?
For people who live in parts of the US and other parts of the world where the days are very cloudy and short, it is a common problem that they feel depressed and lethargic. Sometimes it may just be called social anxiety but there is more to this condition.
Most dismiss it as just “one of those days” but when it happens year after year around the same time of the year is there any truth to the fact that SAD really exists?
Yes it does exist and yes light therapy does work. But it is something that needs to be used daily and for at least 20 mins per day. Also to use it in the morning is essential as the role of the light is to awaken the pineal gland.
For those suffering with SAD, home units are available. Click here for home light therapy units.