What Is Light Therapy?

I just learned about Light Therapy and thought I’d share it here with you. See growing up, my mother suffered from chronic depression. It was very hard on the family and hard on me and most of the time I didn’t understand or refused to understand. However in my adulthood and being married to my husband who also goes through periods of time where he is depressed, I’ve grown to understand it a little more.

Could you be suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder  (SAD)?

Some people don’t respond well to their emotions. There are times when an imbalance in the body can cause emotions to go haywire. It’s important to see a doctor and explore ways to create this much needed balance. Prolonged negative emotions can inhibit a person’s life. Some people experience depression, anxiety or social withdrawal during a particular time of the year, most often in the winter or colder months. My husband though experiences this type of depression during the hotter parts of the year. People can associate this with the cold or the holidays, but the effects of this disorder far surpass the superficial exterior. It affects people physically. There are special types of lights that can help to restore the body’s balance so that they don’t suffer from these negative emotions. You can learn more here about SAD lights.

It can be hard to identify what’s being felt and why, but if you’ve been through the years of council that my husband has been through, giving “light therapy” a try might not be such a bad idea especially if you’ve tried to determine what could be out of balance, and are trying to seek to restore that balance.

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For me, I love natural light. I want the windows open and to greet each morning sunrise. But sometimes people work in office spaces that do not bring in that natural light, so this is where light therapy can help. If this sounds like you at all, I encourge you to look into this. It could help bring more balanced emotions to your life.

 

 

 

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15 thoughts on “What Is Light Therapy?

  1. I think there is definitely something to light therapy. I can’t imagine sitting in a false environment all day with flourescent lights and computer screens. I’m big on natural light, fresh air, and the outdoors coming in. I hope your husband finds some relief with light therapy!

  2. Our mail lady was telling us about this over the winter. Evidently she suffers from the winter blues. I’d love to get her something like this (my husband is a mailman so we also consider her a work friend).

  3. I think I probably suffer from SAD; I used to hate the winter (especially when I used to live in Minnesota, of course; San Diego winters are a lot better!) because it would already be dark by 4:30 or 5 p.m. I love it when Daylight Savings Time starts and the sun doesn’t go down till later! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Yeah I don’t think I would do well in a place like Minnesota. I’m in Arizona, so we get a lot of sun and I do think it helps to keep my moods in check.

  4. I do have a light but don’t use it enough. I live in Socal and it’s currently in the 80s and sunny but of course I don’t get out in it enough. Like yesterday, sitting in a conference all day. Need to start using it to see if it makes a difference for me.

What do you think?