Posts Tagged ‘bright light therapy’

Why Does Light Therapy Work?

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You’ve read about bright light therapy, and have heard that it’s a natural way to treat some of the symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). But how can just sitting in front of a lamp every day produce physical results that work? Since SAD is caused by a disruption to…

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Got Cabin Fever and the Winter Blues?

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“If you’re trapped indoors by bad weather and feeling unexplained fatigue, irritability and sadness, you aren’t alone,” states Neal Owens of Frederick County MD, citing a U.S. Public Health Service report indicating that one in five people feel worse in winter. Owens participated in the N.I.H. clinical research. “Loss of…

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There is Help for Holiday Depression and SAD Winter Blues

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It’s that time of year… Feeling run down, tired, lethargic, not interested in seeing anyone or doing anything? It could be a case of the holiday blues. On the other hand, if it lasts more than a few weeks, chances are it isn’t the holiday blues, but a medical condition…

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Light Therapy helpful for Daytime Sleepiness, Sleep, & Parkinson’s Disease

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Timed Light Therapy with a SunBox helpful for Daytime Sleepiness & Sleep for those with Parkinson Disease This new research just published April 2017 in JAMA Neurology is the first published study using Light Therapy to help those impaired by sleep problems associated with Parkinson Disease. “Light therapy is a well-tolerated,…

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Can Light Therapy Treat Non-seasonal Depression, Too?

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NIH Studies have determined for some time that light therapy can improve the mood of people who feel especially down during the short days of winter. But now a study has found that light therapy also works in treating non-seasonal depression. The research published in JAMA Psychiatry, is significant because…

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