Clocks will go back this Sunday, which means we’ll have fewer daylight hours. Are you dreading waking up when it’s still dark outside? Well, me too! Seasonal affective disorder (SAD), also known as winter blues, is a type of depression that occurs around the same each year – it usually begins in autumn and lasts until the end of winter.
But worry no more, I have found five SAD products, from lamps and alarm clocks to essential oil diffusers, to help boost your mood and productivity…
Lumie bodyclock glow 150 wake up to daylight SAD light
This product mimics the colours of a real sunrise and sunset for 20, 30, or even 45 minutes. It comes with nine wake up and sleep sounds, including white noise, as well as adjustable light intensity and a fully dimmable bedside light. Plus, it’s a Class 1 graded medical device, which will help reset your internal clock, the daily cycle of hormones and promote a healthy sleep cycle.
Philips Somneo sleep and wake-up light
This wonder product, £189.99, is designed to help you relax and wake up fresh. You can try the light-guided breathing setting to relax and fall asleep easily and the personalised sun options, from a natural sunrise to sunset simulation, which will prepare your body to sleep with help from gradually decreasing light. I definitely need one too.
Beurer TL 45 Perfect Day daylight therapy lamp
An easy way to improve productivity during gloomy months is to have a lamp that mimics natural sunlight through daylight therapy either on your bedside table or in your living area. This one from Beurer promotes concentration and relaxation. It includes three colour temperature settings for a regulated day-night rhythm, it is flicker free and UV-free, and has a compact fold-out stand. So, grab the latest issue of KBB magazine, a cup of tea, and unwind after work.
Lumie desk lamp touch dimmable SAD light
I’ve got something for your home office too – this desk lamp offers light therapy to boost your energy and productivity levels. Pop it on your desk to ensure you get your daily dose of Vitamin L and treat SAD symptoms.
Neom wellbeing pod diffuser
It is known essential oil blends positively influence our moods, from creating a calm and relaxing environment to boosting our energy. To help keep SAD away, place a diffuser in your kitchen, bedroom, home office or bathroom and try ‘happy’ scents such as bergamot, orange and lemon. Neom offers a wide range of mood-boosting oil blends, such as the Scent To De-stress range and the Scent To Make You Happy range.
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Featured image: SAD products to boost your mood. Lumie bodyclock glow 150 wake up to daylight SAD light, John Lewis.