It's a pretty crazy time - and you might be stuck at home as a result of self (or obligatory) quarantine measures. As schools, stores, and entertainment facilities close (even Disney is shut down, DISNEY!), staying at home is going to be the norm for a while. Stay healthy (and hopefully not too bored) with these tips!
We know that there are a lot of choices out there for light therapy and that choosing the right lamp for you can be confusing (and maybe even a bit overwhelming). Here are a few tips to make your experience easier, more efficient, and more informed!
I didn’t realize my mood was effected as the days got darker - it was my husband Scott who mentioned Winter Blues to me. At first, I was insulted that he thought I was that bad and then denial totally kicked in, thinking you’re insane that’s not me. I didn’t realize how much my mood would shift and the miserable mama I would be. Once he mentioned it to me, I started paying closer attention and doing some research and I realized he was right.
Light is essential - we need it to live, and yet, many of us don’t get the amount of daylight we need to function well. Light deprivation typically indicates a situation in which a person is completely deprived of any daylight. However, while many in modern society do experience decreased exposure to daylight, it isn’t absolute - we call this relative daylight deprivation.
You have likely heard of Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, especially if you live in areas with decreased daylight hours during the fall and winter months. Even if you have heard about it, it can be confusing to know what’s true and what is simply an “I heard that it was …..” Here are some common SAD myths..