Wednesday, January 16, 2019

What do you need to know to pick the best night light for a child’s room?

To pick the best night light for a child’s room, you need to know about the kind of light that can disrupt children’s sleep,...

When Do You Need Protective Eyewear?

Elizabeth Saenger, PhD To figure out whether, and when, you need protective eyewear, you need to know about the kind of light that can disrupt...
Toward a Solar Architecture: An Interview with Carlo Volf, PhD

Toward a solar architecture: An interview with Carlo Volf, PhD

  Inspired by the science of circadian rhythms, Carlo Volf, PhD, has created buildings which use natural forces, especially light, to enhance people's health. On...

This Is Why Street Lights Can Be the Worst Idea in the World

Now an estimated 300,000 million street lights brighten the world. Street lights create unintended consequences. For example, during the French revolution, they were convenient spots...

Light Therapy, Antidepressant Meds—Either/Or? Both?

Light therapy can fight both seasonal and nonseasonal depression. Non-seasonal includes bipolar and major depressive disorders, and depression during pregnancy and old age. Then...

From Winter Solstice to Winter Doldrums

The difficult season lags behind the changes in sunlight. Where you live — north-south, and east-west within your time zone — determines the chance...

When Depression Ignores the Seasons, but Light Therapy Works

Light Therapy Has Not Been an Option for Major Depression. Until Now. Michael Terman, PhD Posted on Psychology Today December 14, 2015 It's not news that antidepressants often...

Advertising of Untested, Deficient Sleep Aids: Puhleeze!

A new lamp and a light filter to help you sleep make implausible claims. Published on March 24, 2014 by Michael Terman, Ph.D. in Chronotherapy   In...

Light Therapy Good, Bunkum Bad

It’s not just a matter of switching on bright lights. So many factors are at play. We rely on clinical trials to show what...

Traveling Light: Why I brought my light to Chicago

Our intrepid Abigail Strubel, having experienced an array of disappointments with one treatment or another — admittedly sometimes with temporary relief — hones in on...

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