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How to Use Light Therapy for SAD, Winter Depression Treatment, and More

How to Use Light Therapy for SAD, Winter Depression Treatment, and More 0

The shorter cloudier days of fall and winter bring a loss of energy and other symptoms of depression for over 10 million Americans. Light therapy has been used as an effective treatment for this physical and mental seasonal dip known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) or Winter Depression. Research is also showing that light therapy can help with other mental health issues.

 

What I Cover in This Post

In this post, I'll talk about:

  1. What is SAD?
  2. Seasonal Affective Disorder, SAD, Treatment
  3. What is Light Therapy or Phototherapy?
  4. Phototherapy for Depression and Other Mental Health Issues
  5. Light Therapy Research
  6. The Standardized Light Therapy Lamp
  7. How to Use a Light Therapy Lamp
  8. Who Should Not Use Light Therapy
Best Light Therapy Happy Lamps Reviews

Best Light Therapy Happy Lamps Reviews 0

Light therapy (AKA phototherapy) is a very effective way to counter seasonal depression, SAD, the winter blues, and many other mental health issues. It is so helpful for lifting mood during overcast weather and short daylight days that light therapy lamps are often called happy lamps.

Choosing a light therapy lamp can be overwhelming since there are many options out there. There are many different manufacturers of phototherapy lamps and many of them have multiple models. 

I created this post to help you compare the pros and cons of different light therapy lamp models. 

 

What I Cover in This Post

  1. What are Light Therapy Lamps and Boxes?
  2. The Original Light Therapy Lamp
  3. Considerations for Choosing a Light Therapy Lamp
  4. The Original Light Therapy Lamp Style Used in Studies Review
  5. LED Light Therapy Happy Lamps Reviews