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Get Relief From Seasonal Affected Disorder With a Light Therapy Lamp

When November rolls around, do you find your mood becomes depressed? Do you have difficulty concentrating and feel like eating a lot? Especially a lot of carbs? Are you irritable and feel like sleeping all the time? If you answered yes to most, if not all of these questions, then there's a very good chance you suffer from Seasonal Affected Disorder, or SAD for short.

During fall and winter months, when the days are shorter and sunlight is less available, many people become depressed, not because they like summer better, but because their chemical makeup has actually been affected by lack of light. It is sunlight, more specifically - full spectrum light, which keeps our levels of Serotonin and Melatonin balanced. When these levels are off, we're off.

It is unclear why some people have Seasonal Affected Disorder and some don't. Studies show that women and adolescence tend to be more at risk.

Until quite recently, it was common for doctors to prescribe medication for patients who complained of getting "the winter blues." But researchers found the addition of a SAD therapy light alleviated the symptoms of SAD, just as well as the synthetic drugs, and usually in far less time. Whereas an average of six weeks is needed to feel relief from medication, marked improvement from a light therapy lamp is usually observed within 2 to 5 days.

It has become very easy to purchase full spectrum light lamp to treat the symptoms of Seasonal Affected Disorder. Devices can be bought at specialty medical stores or online. Models can vary greatly as far as size, features and price, so make sure to do some research before choosing which model is right for you.

Need help choosing the right light for your Seasonal Affected Disorder? Our straightforward comparison guide will have you choosing the best light therapy lamp for you in minutes.

Peggy is a writer with a background in the personal development arena. Watching her mother battle depression for years was a catalyst in her research on Seasonal Affective Disorder. Peggy is a contributing writer and editor at Sepia Marketing, whose main focus is putting out quality consumer guides. Their SAD lights comparison guide can be found at

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