Light Therapy for Seasonal Affective Disorder Unlike other forms of depression, SAD can be treated with phototherapy, which involves regular daily exposure to a light box that simulates high-intensity sunlight. Rice advises people with SAD to install 10,000 lux lighting in their kitchen area. Then, in late fall, you should prepare and have breakfast under the light around 7 a.m. Although they are often safe and effective, phototherapy boxes are not regulated by the US.
UU. Be sure to talk to your doctor about whether a phototherapy box is right for you. Experts believe SAD is triggered by changes in our light exposure A recent study showed that bright light therapy could be an effective treatment for SAD, but more extensive studies still need to be done regarding this option.