How to beat the winter blues: Shoppers swear by this £9.99 SAD desk lamp for boosting their mood while working from home
This weekend marks the end of British Summer Time and the arrival of shorter days and dark nights, can trigger seasonal affective disorder, also known as ‘winter blues’ or ‘winter depression’.
And it’s thought to affect tens of thousands of people in the UK each winter.
But there is a solution to help ease symptoms of this debilitating condition. Enter: the Lightherapist Portable Light Box, a medical certified SAD lamp that’s 80 per cent off on Amazon right now.
How to beat the winter blues: This SAD £9.99 desk lamp is a simple and affordable way to brighten your home office helping to elevate symptoms.
Now £9.99, the portable light therapy pad has earned the top spot on Amazon’s competitive list of bestselling SAD Lights.
And it’s not surprising, as with so many of us working from home and getting outside less, this lamp is a simple and affordable way to brighten your home office helping to elevate symptoms.
The tablet-sized light helps manage SAD symptoms thanks to an impressive 10,000 lux – approximately 20 times greater than the light output generated by most indoor lighting – allowing you to enjoy sunlight simulation during the darkest of days.
What is Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)?
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that comes and goes in a seasonal pattern.
SAD is sometimes known as “winter depression” because the symptoms are usually more apparent and more severe during the winter.
A few people with SAD may have symptoms during the summer and feel better during the winter.
It’s compact, slim and versatile enough to be placed on your desk to give your work-from-home setup a major upgrade, impacting your energy levels and productivity.
And the Lightherapist Portable Light Box is a hit among reviewers for its practicality and effectiveness, earning a collective 4.3-star rating from shoppers.
Users say it ‘boosts energy’, ‘normalises mood’ and ‘feels like sunshine’.
‘I got this as I am now working from home’, one reviewer wrote. ‘I won’t have the normal outdoors time I used to have on my computer, and my home office has a lot less natural light than my previous office.’
‘This light needs to be close to you for it to improve vitamin count and make SAD less likely. I use it close up several times a day for about 5 minutes at a time, and the rest of the time it makes a really good desk light.’
‘Have it on my desk at work,’ another chimed in. ‘It’s great, and it keeps my energy levels up, especially after the sun goes down. Don’t feel sleepy at 4:30 pm anymore!’
A third shopper agreed adding: ‘I was very sceptical of things like this so just bought myself a cheap one. And my verdict is that it really does work, I could feel a difference after only an hour of use.’
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