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Treating Shift Work Disorder


Late at night, as most of us sleep, there are millions of people working to keep us safe, provide medical care and create new products as we dream. These people are shift workers, and they fight a constant battle with their internal circadian rhythm. Because these rhythms are very much controlled by light and dark, […]

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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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Resetting the Sleep Clock


Resetting the Sleep Clock Could Decrease Symptoms of Depression Individuals with depression often experience disrupted sleep patterns. This change in sleep structure can exacerbate the symptoms of depression, increasing fatigue and negative affect. When deprived of sleep, certain neurotransmitters are more active, producing more dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine. Additionally, deprivation can affect the metabolism within […]

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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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Light Therapy for Insomnia


5 Things You Need to Know About Bright Light Therapy for Insomnia 1. See the Light and Make it Bright – Cure your insomnia with bright light therapy. Bright light therapy involves sitting in front of a therapeutic light box for a prescribed amount of time each day. Therapeutic light boxes use diffused fluorescent light […]

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