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‘Molecular basis’ for Jet Lag Found


Scientists believe they have figured out why it takes us so long to adapt when we travel to new time zones. Researchers at Oxford University say they have found the “molecular brakes” that prevent light resetting the body clock when we fly – causing jet lag. Experiments, reported in the journal Cell, showed “uncoupling” these brakes […]

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Treating Sleep Disorders With Bright Light Therapy


Before going straight to sleep medications or stimulants for patients with sleep disorders, try prescribing bright light therapy (also called phototherapy). Many find it useful for patients with insomnia, and circadian rhythm disorders such as delayed sleep phase disorder, advanced sleep phase disorder and jet lag. Bright light therapy is also helpful for patients with […]

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Light Therapy Can Improve Sleep Disorders


A new study suggests that doctors who prescribe medications for sleep disorders should try recommending bright light therapy or phototherapy.  The therapy has been found to be effective for those with insomnia and circadian rhythm issues like jet lags, delayed sleep phase disorders. A study of 16 veterans diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, also known as PTSD, in […]

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S.A.D. Lights


There are different ways you can reschedule your Sleep with the help of light treatment: The principle behind light therapy for Sleep is that exposure to light in the morning advances the sleep phase, whereas light in the evening delays it. The key is to time light therapy according to your internal clock, not the […]

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How to use light therapy for Jet Lag


Overview Jet lag is a circadian rhythm sleep disorder associated with jet travel across time zones, according to research published in the journal Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease. After crossing time zones, the brain becomes misaligned too rapidly to immediately adjust to the new cycle of light and darkness. Melatonin is a nocturnal hormone produced […]

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