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It is quite a common occurrence to feel a bit down during certain seasons. This is, in fact, known as seasonal depression. It is thought that this type depression is, at least in part, due to the minimal exposure to the sun during these seasons. For example, the winter season tends to be terribly cloudy and the days short. Thankfully, this lack of exposure to the sun can be treated through light therapy.
To be technical, the actual term for this form of depression is called Seasonal Affective Disorder. Quite ironically, this comes out to create the term SAD. The number one recommendation for treating this disorder is through light therapy. In fact, light therapy can help with SAD and some sleep disorders.
Box Light Therapy
Relatively cheap, there are box lights that give off rays similar to the suns. These lights are used for SAD therapy. Anyone can learn about SAD lights by contacting their healthcare provider, but they can also simply purchase one of their own. They are often compact little devices that can be placed nearly anywhere in the home (e.g. the office desk, kitchen counters, or living room end-tables). However, large SAD box lights can be used to lighten up entire rooms.
Getting one of these SAD therapy lights will not only brighten up the house, but it will also brighten up everyone’s day. Seasonal Affective Disorder can really turn some amazing holidays into a sour event, but the SAD lights will ensure that every family member will be able to enjoy their time together.