Welcome to the Sad Shop's updated website. Not only does it offer one the largest ranges of light therapy equipment in the world but you will also find general information about S.A.D that highlights the symptoms and possible solutions that can be used to help alleviate the symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D) or the Winter Blues.
We are part of a company called the SAD Light Hire Company Limited who have now been around since 1986 and have been involved in the supply of Light Therapy Equipment and Natural Alarm Clocks for the treatment of Seasonal Affective Disorder and circadian rhythm disorders such as late night insomnia (delayed circadian rhythm disorder), early morning insomnia (advanced circadian rhythm disorder) and jet lag while travelling. In addition to our vast range of products that we have for sale, you can also RENT products from us for a small monthly fee.
The scheme allows people just to test the effectiveness of equipment prior to purchase and has been the success story of our company since formation. Please click here to read more.
As part of a family company, Philip Bunting is a very experienced community pharmacist who has specialised in the subject since his wife Beverley discovered that she was a SAD sufferer in the early 1990s. Between them they now have a wealth of experience and now one of the most professionally respected suppliers of light therapy equipment and Natural Alarm Clocks in the UK and Europe. Due to Beverley's experiences and ongoing treatment Of Seasonal Affective Disorder she has been invited to speak about this on several radio and television programmes the most recent being on BBC's The One Show.
We have made it as easy as possible for you to choose the right equipment by listing the strengths and timings. As you can see from the menu on the left, Sad Shop lightboxes have varying degrees of power. Put simply, the higher the power of a lightbox (Ultra High Powered, High Powered, Ultra Compact), the quicker the treatment time. Treatment times vary from around 20 minutes using an ultra high power lightbox to the slower 1 to 2 hour treatment times of the lower power boxes (Desktop Models, Medium Powered, Lower Powered). Busier people will need the higher power boxes, with lower power boxes being ideal for people with a little more time to spare.
Alternatively you can take 'Our which light is right for me' test or if you require any further help or advice in treating Seasonal Affective Disorder then please contact Beverley and her friendly team on 01704 500505.