Are you experiencing the winter blues (depression) or depriving yourself of a good night’s sleep?
You may be experiencing SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder); about 35 million Americans suffer from this each year. This is very common Affects 4-6 percent of the United States population and of those affected 75% are women.
Light, air and water are essential to life. Today many of us spend a great deal of time in front of computers, watching television and other activities where we deprive ourselves from receiving the bright light that is essential to our well being.
Some other symptoms of SAD are lethargy, depression, fatigue, weight gain, anxiety, lack of interest in formerly pleasurable activities and a change in sleep patterns such as insomnia or over sleeping.
Sleep disorders tend to those who lack the proper timing of bright light. Elderly, teenagers, late night shift workers and travelers seem to be the groups of people most heavily affected. Bright light properly administered can help restore a proper sleep pattern.
If you feel you may suffer from the above symptoms during you may want to consider light box therapy. Light box therapy is a treatment administered in your home to help cure Seasonal Affective Disorder. It consists of a light box device that is used to increase the amount of light you are exposed to on a daily basis. If you feel you are suffering from these symptoms see your physician for further diagnosis. If you have any questions or need more information on Light Box Therapy feel free to give New England Surgical a call at 1-800-336-1300 or visit us online at www.newenglandsurg.com.