Ten per cent off a lightbox if you use the code below.
Everyone feels a bit of slump after the festive season, but if energy levels don?t pick up in a week or so, you could be experiencing Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD.
It is thought that over half a million people in the UK suffer seriously from the effects of the reduction in sunlight during the darker months and a much larger number feel unhappy or off colour during the winter.
SAD is associated with a range of symptoms including sleep problems, mood changes, craving carbohydrates, a disinterest in sex, and not wanting to see people. In effect, it seems to mimic the need to hibernate.
No doubt the various festivals of light reflect a basic instinct to cheer up the drab winter months. In December, Sweden celebrates St Lucia?s Day with candle wreaths, the Jewish faith marks Hanukkah by lighting nine candles, and in November, Hindus celebrated Diwali. In the UK, we seem to be increasingly driven to light up our houses with ever more elaborate displays at Christmas.
But after the distraction of the celebrations, the dark days between January and March can be a struggle for many people. The SAD effect is often compounded by artificial indoor lighting which does not replicate the intensity and spectrum of summer daylight.
Historically, treatment for depression involved the use of drugs. But for some years research has shown that SAD sufferers respond, often quite dramatically, to exposure to bright lights.
The SAD Lightbox Company sells a range of compact light boxes equipped with specially designed tubes for use in the home or office. There?s no need to stare at the box’ it?s enough to have it on at arms length from 30 to 60 minutes in the morning.
Depending on the strength of lights purchased, those who suffer from light deficiency should feel improved well being within 7 to 14 days.
We at Swindon Link have used light boxes for over 15 years and can say that our work performance during the winter months is better for it.
A light box may not work for you which is why the SAD Lightbox Company offers a 28 day home trial to allow purchasers to discover whether improved lighting levels improves outlook on life.
The company is offering a 10% discount to Swindon Link visitors on any of their products. For a catalogue call 0845 095 6433 or find out more at www.sad.uk.com
When you come to purchase quote SWL07 by phone or online to qualify for the price reduction.