Seasonal Affective Disorder - Sad by name, sad by nature...
Now officially recognised as a medical condition by Doctors and Psychiatrists, Seasonal Affective Disorder can be really detrimental to your mood - especially during dark winter months. However you are not alone - it is estimated that 2 million people in the UK and Ireland suffer with it!
Why do we suffer with Season Affective Disorder?
We just don't get enough natural light - years ago we worked outside but our lives are different now and our bodies are telling us something is wrong. Living in the Northern Hemisphere means light levels are low and that makes us more susceptible to the 'winter blues'.
Do you think you have the symptoms of SAD?
Lethargy, lack of energy,
- Difficult in sleeping characterised by finding it difficult to stay awake in the day, but disturbed sleep during the night.
- Libido hits the floor and you're not interested in physical contact
- Feeling anxious and overwhelmed
- Withdrawing from social situations, not wanting to socialise, 'can't be bothered' attitude
- Feeling depressed and 'flat' for no reason
- Craving carbohydrates and sweet foods and the inevitable weight gain
The SAD.org.uk says 'We do not recommend drugs for the treatment of SAD as drugs only help the symptoms and not the causes of SAD.' So what are the alternatives, how can we help ourselves out of this dark feeling?
is recommended by SAD.org.uk who only supports genuine products that are backed by medical and clinical research. Our favourite and current best seller is the SAD desk lamp by Lumie
, it has a light to shine bright in our Northern Hemisphere winters and you can take it to work with you. Because it looks like a normal desklamp
you won't have to explain that you are feeling down and 'flat as a pancake' and you'll be able to give yourself valuable light therapy while you work.
Use it for just an hour a day, and you'll be amazed how perky and positive you'll start to feel, even in the darkest depths of winter!
See the full range of Lumie SAD lights here:
See the Lumie Desk Lamp for Seasonal Affective Disorder: