How Day Light Lamps Can Ease SAD Symptoms
After the hustle and bustle of the holidays, many people tend to spend more time indoors as the days get shorter and darker. Spending extended amounts of time inside, however, can cause Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) — a type of depression that occurs during a specific time of year, typically during the fall and winter. If you or someone you know suffers from SAD, a day light lamp used in light therapy can help treat the symptoms you experience. Read on to learn how it can help you.
What is Light Therapy?
Light therapy requires minimal effort, as you only have to sit near a device called a light therapy box. The light this device emits mimics natural outdoor light. Light therapy has been shown to ease SAD symptoms as it affects brain chemicals that are linked to mood and sleep. Even though light therapy won’t completely treat SAD, it will lessen your symptoms, so you can continue on with your daily routine.
Which Day Light Lamp is Right for Me?
With many day light lamps on the market, it may be difficult deciding which one is right for you. However, the choice is easier than you might think. At Progressive Mobility & Medical, we recommend the Day-Light Classic by Carex®. This light therapy option is the only product clinically proven to ease symptoms caused by SAD. Some features of this day light lamp include:
- 10,000 LUX of white light
- 5-year limited warranty
- Glare-free diffusion screen is safe for eye safety
- Height and angle are adjustable
- Only 6.6 pounds for easy transportation
Day-Light Classic Lighting Specifications
Because this option doesn’t use traditional fluorescent fixtures, you won’t experience an annoying flicker. The Day-Light Classic uses three 36-watt light tubes to emit a warm white light and has two different setting options — the three-light setting gives you the full 10,000 LUX, while the two-light setting is perfect for ambient lighting.
While there are some light therapy lamps on the market that have a lower LUX level, experts say that the higher the LUX level, the better. 10,000 LUX is ideal, making the Day-Light Classic an excellent choice, but the minimum day light lamp LUX level is 2,500.
Buy Your Light Therapy Lamp Today!
Questions about purchasing the Day-Light Classic? Give us a call today at Progressive Mobility & Medical at 724-228-4568 to learn more about the benefits this light therapy lamp offers. Don’t forget to download our app for updates — just search for “Progressive Mobility & Medical” in the App store.