Light Therapy—Just What is it About?
Mild depression is more common than you think, with more people than ever diagnosed with the problem. Although therapy and medication are often the most common routes to take, other treatments can be used to complement them. One such treatment is light therapy, which involves exposure to certain light levels for specific lengths of time. Several studies show that light therapy has the ability to improve symptoms of mild depression, especially seasonal affective disorder. Here are some advantages of light therapy.
It’s Affordable The only thing you need for light therapy is the right light source. Most people acquire LEDs because of their brightness and compatibility with dimming controllers. Besides the light bulbs, you’ll probably need some kind of floor or desk lamp, maybe even a custom made
No Side Effects Many people have fears about medication due to concerns about side effects and dependence. In contrast, light therapy is neither addictive nor has any known undesired side effects.
It’s Not Time Intensive With light therapy, you don’t have to leave your home or go to a doctor to get treatment. You don’t have to drive to your therapist and wait for an hour for your turn. You can simply stay home, switch on your lights, and just like that you’re good to go. Just remember to always consult a health professional before trying out any kind of therapy and treatment for your depression. You want to ask as many questions about the procedures, proper time you need for exposure, what kind of lights to choose and more. For further assistance, comments and questions, contact the LiquidLEDs customer support hotline.