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The best SAD lamps to have in your home right now

House Beautiful (UK) Logo By Roshina Jowaheer of House Beautiful (UK) | Slide 1 of 11: Typically in winter, many Brits will experience seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a type of depression which usually affects us in the darker months. A SAD lamp could help alleviate symptoms of the disorder, which include low mood, feelings of despair and lack of energy. According to the NHS, many people have found that light therapy improves their mood considerably. Most people can use a SAD light safely too and they're available to buy from retailers including Amazon and John Lewis.SAD lamps come in various designs for you to place in your home, such as bedside table-style lamps or boxes you can place on your home-working desk.The lights can also be used beyond winter. During the Covid-19 pandemic when we're in need of a pick-me-up, even during the lightest seasons, a SAD light helped add a little extra brightness to our days.What is a SAD light?A SAD lamp, light or light box uses light therapy to help improve your mood. They produce very bright lights to recreate the morning sunlight that you miss during the winter months. The light produced is measured in lux and a good SAD lamp will offer a brightness of around 10,000 lux. It's believed that SAD lamps encourage your brain to produce less melatonin, which makes you sleepy, while increasing the production of serotonin, which affects your mood. How does a SAD lamp work?Many people use SAD lamps in the form of SAD alarm clocks to wake up in the morning. These allow you to set the time to gradually light your bedroom so that you rise to a brighter morning, however dark it might be outside.Most SAD lights are used for around 30 minutes to an hour. They're not just for creating happier mornings via the SAD alarm clocks either, as SAD lamps in particular are helpful to have around the home to help recharge your batteries whenever you're in need of a boost. Pop the light on your desk if you're experiencing an afternoon slump, take it with you into the kitchen if you're in need of some energy while cooking dinner, or switch it on if you're feeling lethargic while doing chores such as sorting through life admin or reorganising a wardrobe - a SAD light could be the best investment you make this winter.What are the best SAD lamps to buy in 2021?Whether you're looking to purchase a SAD light for yourself or gift a lamp or alarm clock to a loved one this Christmas, we've selected the best ones you can buy online - from Lumie's stylish Vitamin L box to Philips' Wake-Up Light Alarm Clock.

Typically in winter, many Brits will experience seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a type of depression which usually affects us in the darker months.

A SAD lamp could help alleviate symptoms of the disorder, which include low mood, feelings of despair and lack of energy.

According to the NHS, many people have found that light therapy improves their mood considerably. Most people can use a SAD light safely too and they're available to buy from retailers including Amazon and John Lewis.

SAD lamps come in various designs for you to place in your home, such as bedside table-style lamps or boxes you can place on your home-working desk.

The lights can also be used beyond winter. During the Covid-19 pandemic when we're in need of a pick-me-up, even during the lightest seasons, a SAD light helped add a little extra brightness to our days.

What is a SAD light?

A SAD lamp, light or light box uses light therapy to help improve your mood. They produce very bright lights to recreate the morning sunlight that you miss during the winter months.

The light produced is measured in lux and a good SAD lamp will offer a brightness of around 10,000 lux.

It's believed that SAD lamps encourage your brain to produce less melatonin, which makes you sleepy, while increasing the production of serotonin, which affects your mood.

How does a SAD lamp work?

Many people use SAD lamps in the form of SAD alarm clocks to wake up in the morning. These allow you to set the time to gradually light your bedroom so that you rise to a brighter morning, however dark it might be outside.

Most SAD lights are used for around 30 minutes to an hour. They're not just for creating happier mornings via the SAD alarm clocks either, as SAD lamps in particular are helpful to have around the home to help recharge your batteries whenever you're in need of a boost.

Pop the light on your desk if you're experiencing an afternoon slump, take it with you into the kitchen if you're in need of some energy while cooking dinner, or switch it on if you're feeling lethargic while doing chores such as sorting through life admin or reorganising a wardrobe - a SAD light could be the best investment you make this winter.

What are the best SAD lamps to buy in 2021?

Whether you're looking to purchase a SAD light for yourself or gift a lamp or alarm clock to a loved one this Christmas, we've selected the best ones you can buy online - from Lumie's stylish Vitamin L box to Philips' Wake-Up Light Alarm Clock.

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