As the clocks go back for British daylight savings time, the darker evenings draw in are getting shorter and the hours of daylight less, many people begin to feel the affect on their mood. ‘Winter blues’ is more common than people might realise and full- on Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) can begin to hugely affect people’s lives at this time of year.
SAD is considered to be a form of depression. There is plenty of information available about possible causes and the treatments available, and in particular various different types of therapies, including; CBT, talking therapies, light therapy and meds if needed. Light therapy is highly recommended by most experts on this subject. It involves being closely exposed to artificial daylight for substantial amounts of time, in order to produce chemicals in the brain that helps to improve mood and alleviate some of the symptoms of SAD.
Needlite is a daylight lamp that can be used at your work desk. It provides much needed imitation daylight that is very close to the real thing, available at any time. It is useful for improving exposure to the amount of daylight on a daily basis, despite being indoors, which therefore supports wellbeing and can assist in the treatment of SAD. I previously wrote a review of Needlite a few months ago and I will be interested to see how effective it continues to be over the winter months too, when it potentially at its most beneficial.
Needlite is available to buy from Well Working. You can also try it out for free, check out the website for further details and availability in your area.
*Disclosure: I was sent a pair of Needlite lamps for the purpose of review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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I find dark mornings and nights so depressing especially when you’re at work all day! Thanks for posting this!