What is it?
Intended use of this LED light fitting is to help treat the symptoms of SAD (seasonal affective disorder) or winter depression. A SAD light is designed to boost peoples energy levels, to adjust circadian rhythms and make people feel more awake.
How does it work?
In Autumn and Winter the seasons with the least sunlight the lack of sunlight can cause a problem with the brains chemicals to stop the hypothalamus working properly. The lack of sunlight is thought to affect the production of the hormone melatonin (that makes you sleepy). SAD lights use a bright light to simulate the sunlight. The additional light helps to adjust the levels of melatonin that can cause the symptoms of SAD.
Seasonal Affective Disorder may cause people to..
- Feel low listless and fatigued
- Have trouble concentrating
- Lack of energy
- Need for more sleep
- Less active that normal