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..