The annual cycle of sinking into depression during the winter months can be hard to deal with, you know it is coming, but you feel powerless to avoid it. There is little we can do about the weather but there are many things we can do to alleviate the impact it has.
When you've decided that you are buying a SAD light there is still a lot of work to be done - mainly working out which is the best device for your needs. Here we round up some of the best selling SAD lights to help you make a decision.
There are many frequently asked questions about Seasonal Affective Disorder - what are SAD lamps? Do they work? Who gets SAD? Is light therapy safe?
Here we attempt to tackle as many of these questions as possible.
The HappyLight Compact Energy Lamp is one of the cheaper SAD lights on the market, but is made by the reliable chaps (and chapesses) at Verilux. It only provides 2,500 lux of light, but is compact and portable and the light tone is lovely.
This Verilux HappyLight offers a variety of light intensities up to a maximum of 7,500 lux and is small and weighs next to nothing. It is also made by Verilux who have a strong brand name when it comes to SAD lights.