Sunday, February 12, 2023

Light Therapy Benefits for SAD

Light Therapy Benefits for S.A.D.

If you're looking for a way to boost your physical and mental well-being, here's a suggestion for you - a light therapy lamp.

We've recently purchased a light therapy lamp and can attest to the benefits listed below.

These lamps are designed to mimic the effects of natural sunlight and can provide a range of health benefits. In this article, I'll share with you five key benefits of using a light therapy lamp.

  1. A Mood and Energy Boost: Have you ever felt sluggish and down in the dumps? Light therapy lamps can help regulate your internal clock and lift your mood, giving you a boost of energy throughout the day. Just shining a bright light on yourself in the morning can make a world of difference in terms of mood and outlook. The instructions for the one we purchased say approximately 20 minutes shining toward your face is a good place to start, in the morning.
  2. Said to Help with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): During the winter months, it's common to feel down due to the lack of sunlight. This is called Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and can be tough to deal with. Light therapy lamps can help by providing a bright light that simulates sunlight and relieves the symptoms of SAD.
  3. Claims to Improve Sleep: A good night's sleep is essential for overall health, and light therapy lamps can make a difference. These lamps regulate the production of melatonin, the hormone responsible for regulating sleep, allowing you to have a more restful night. Just expose yourself to bright light in the morning, and you'll be amazed at how much better you sleep. Personally speaking, I feel it has helped our loved one in this area.
  4. Says it Can Reduce Stress and Anxiety: Light therapy lamps have a calming effect and can help lower stress and anxiety levels. By regulating your internal clock and improving your mood, light therapy lamps can help you feel more relaxed and at ease.
  5. They Apparently Help with Enhanced Cognitive Function: Bright light has been shown to enhance cognitive function and improve alertness, making it a great tool for anyone who needs to be sharp and focused. Whether you're a student studying for exams or a professional working long hours, a light therapy lamp can help keep you sharp and focused.

In terms of our personal experience with the light therapy lamp we purchased, it hasn't been long enough for us to assess whether the five points above helped our family member. However, I feel it has helped compared to where we were prior to having the light.

Light therapy lamps provide a natural and effective way to improve your physical and mental well-being. From boosting mood and energy levels to reducing stress and anxiety and improving sleep, there are many benefits to using a light therapy lamp. 

So, if you're looking for a way to boost your health, give it a try, I'm glad we did! You might be surprised at the positive impact it has on your life.

Here's the Light therapy light we purchased, and are happy with. 

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  1. I have read about the benefits of using a light therapy lamp, especially during the winter months when the daylight hours are fewer. I have considered buying one and your article adds food for thought. I would love to see you do a follow-up post in a few months to update us on the cumulative effects your loved one experiences from using this light therapy lamp consistently.

  2. Interesting review, Barbara. I had actually not heard of a light therapy lamp, but I am very familiar with an Ott Light, which appears to be the same, or very similar. I use my Ott light for crafting and reading and find it hard to do either without that level of high intensity light. It also improves my mood when using it, so perhaps it is the same as your light therapy lamp. In other words, I'm all for this type of light, especially in the winter months with so many grey, non-sunny days.

  3. I can certainly see how a light therapy lamp could be beneficial. I know I almost instantly feel better when I open our blinds to a sunshiny day. I am guessing that the lamps also help with vitamin D deficiency. Until the last few years, I had not realized how extremely important vitamin D is to health and mood.

  4. I have heard about Light therapy for SAD lamps and they do sound worth considering. Certainly in the winter when we have less hours of daylight and often cloudy skies. I always feel better when we have bright winter sunshine even if just for a few hours and I always try to be outside for at least 2 hours every day in all but the worst weather, for the light. We also take Vit D supplements in winter. From the benefits you listed it sounds like a light like this could help us feel better during the winter. Thank you for your review and recommendation.

  5. Very interesting article. Thanks for sharing.


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