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Seasonal Affective Disorder Now Has a More Effective Treatment

Seasonal Affective Disorder Now Has a More Effective Treatment

Seasonal Affective Disorder is categorized as a form of depression and may be related to changes in the amount of daylight one experiences. The most common type of S.A.D. is called ‘winter depression’, usually beginning in late fall or early winter and diminishing by summer.

Various symptoms include a change in appetite, especially a craving for sweets or starchy foods, weight gain, drop in energy level, fatigue, a tendency to oversleep and irritability, to name just a few. A less common type of S.A.D. known as ‘summer depression’ begins in the late spring or early summer.

According to the National Organization of Seasonal Affective Disorder, light therapy has been proven effective in over 80% of diagnosed cases where exposure to very bright light at least 10 times the intensity of ordinary domestic lighting for 30 minutes to several hours per day is taken as treatment.

Until now, conventional light box therapy units have been cumbersome devices that are considerably more expensive than the O•ZONELite Full-Spectrum and which require you look directly at the light box for 20–30 minute periods of time. The O•ZONELite Full-Spectrum has made light therapy and mood elevation as easy as turning on the light and going about your life. O•ZONELite Full-Spectrum accomplishes this by creating a light source that, at further distances than your standard light box, will produce the critical LUX value of 10,000.

By way of example, the 42-watt O•ZONELite Full-Spectrum at the traditionally recommended one-foot approx. viewing distance produces about 60,000 LUX, which is far too intense and not recommended, but perfect for use in ceiling fixtures or with our convenient plug-in wall adapters. With a light output equivalent to that of a standard 100-watt light bulb, the 23-watt O•ZONELite Full-Spectrum has a LUX value of 10,000 at a distance of 16 inches making it perfect for use in table lamps, desk lamps and floor reading lamps.

O•ZONELite Full-Spectrum not only combats this serious disorder S.A.D. that affects millions of people annually, but has the added benefit of helping to eliminate airborne bacteria, mold, viruses, fungi, smoke and household odors through the use of the same TiO2 (titanium dioxide) technology employed in the successful O•ZONELite.

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Ar-Lon Pickard contributes and publishes news editorial to  Find online lightbulbs like Halogen, Projector, Tanning Bed, Fluorescent, Automotive and much more.

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