It’s been said that the COVID-19 pandemic has spawned other pandemics, such as an economic pandemic and mental health pandemic. A less-discussed but equally important pandemic that has been exacerbated by COVID-19 is seasonal affective disorder (SAD).
SAD most often strikes in winter, but it can technically affect someone any time they don’t get enough natural light. With more people staying indoors this year due to stay-at-home orders and travel restrictions, instances of seasonal affective disorder are spreading.
Unlike the coronavirus, there thankfully is a proven treatment for SAD: the light therapy lamp. Light therapy lamps (also known as SAD lights or daylight lamps) mimic sunlight indoors, helping to prevent the worst effects of seasonal affective disorder. We read countless daylight lamp reviews to come up with this list of the 10 best light therapy lamps for SAD prevention.