How to use sad light therapy
How to use sad light therapy.
SAD, or seasonal affective disorder, is recurrent depressive or manic episodes during the ‘beginning of the winter months. As the daylight fades during the summer months, depression, usually in SAD is not considered a mental disorder, nor discussed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, but it is believed to occur. And his status can change over time, allowing it to be included in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM. However, there are treatments available for people suffering from SAD.
You will need: sad light therapy box and consulting doctor.
Start your seasonal affective disorder (SAD) treatment in early autumn, when the symptoms of SAD begin. This treatment will continue until spring to make sure it can support the good mood and higher energy. This improved mood and higher energy return again, of course with the ‘beginning of spring. During the spring, the majority of patients no longer need SAD light therapy. Of course, some people sad experience during the summer, if there is a heavy rain, sadness and dark clouds for several days. Patients can use their light box these days.
Sit and work next to a window of sad light therapy. The light must enter your eyes indirectly. This means that you should not look directly at the box, you can cause damage to the eyes. But the eyes should be open and be exposed to light for optimal effect. SAD Light therapy sessions usually begin as soon as the patient wakes up. Some boxes are simulators of dawn, which means it will automatically turn on in the morning and begin to light up until you wake up.
Start session of sad light therapy for fifteen blocks of minutes of exposure. As advances the treatment, your doctor will allow you to have more blocks of exposure ranging from thirty minutes to two hours. The duration of treatment depends on your box of light intensity.
Occupy your time during the sessions of sad light therapy. Usually the patient is the time elapsed during the exposure sad light therapy to be boring. So make sure you occupy yourself with a book or work, and indirectly exposing the eyes to sad light therapy. You can also watch television, telephone, a writer friend or eat during therapy. People who follow a light therapy may have to wake up earlier than normal so that the window of light can be properly with the natural biological rhythms of the body. Treatment of night light will disrupt your sleep. Be consistent with the regiment sad light therapy. If you close abruptly therapy, the symptoms may return.
Make sure the light box proper functioning and good lux. ‘Intensity of a window of light is measured in lux. Light box therapy often managed by 2,500 lux to 10,000 lux. The amount of lux can also vary the elapsed time using the light window. Boxes running on 10,000 lux usually requires about thirty minutes and sessions of a box 2,500 lux takes two minutes time.
Tips & Warnings of sad light therapy
**spend all the time recommended light therapy sessions. Make sure the sad light box is to measure lux correct.
**Mix daily activities with sad light therapy box so that you never get bored.
**Do not look directly into the light. Consult your doctor for more information about sad light therapy and safety tips.