According to researchers, Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD, affects up to twenty percent of the population. Common symptoms of SAD are tiredness, sleeping more often, carbohydrate cravings and sadness or depression. During winter seasons, chemicals in the brain produce higher levels of melatonin, which in turn makes people feel more lethargic. Serotonin levels, which help regulate people’s moods, are lower in the winter months.
There are several treatment options for SAD. However, many experts highly recommend light therapy using a SAD light therapy unit. These light boxes provide 10,000 lux of illumination (10-25 times brighter than ordinary light) which act as forty minutes of outdoor sunlight. Download our brochure to see the variety of SAD light offered by Daavlin.