Bessbrook Library will host a Lightbox during the autumn and winter months to give people the chance to top up on daylight despite the shortening of the days.
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) or the Winter Blues, is officially recognised by doctors and psychiatrists as a medical condition that is thought to affect 2 million people in the UK and Ireland and over 12 million people across Northern Europe. As a direct consequence of various environmental and lifestyle factors, more people than ever before are suffering from this condition, which can result in a variety of common symptoms associated with ‘winter blues’- lethargy, anxiety, lack of interest and a general feeling of depression.
Lightboxes work by simulating sunlight and exposure to more light can help ensure we really do have a constant, stable, sleeping-waking rhythm, improving the quality of our sleep and making us more alert when we're awake, which helps us to function more effectively.
The Lightbox will be free for anyone to use.
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