Thursday, November 15, 2018

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...

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...

Light Therapy on the Wild Side

In the quest for novelty and consumer interest, some companies have turned away from bright white light boxes (the clinically-tested standard). Ill-advised variations include...
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...

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...

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...

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

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...

More on the Chronotherapy / Cognitive Therapy Interface

Light therapy — a primary tool of chronotherapy — directly adjusts our body clock into sync with our sleep cycle, with an antidepressant effect...

Brain Meets LEDs: Everything Old Is New Again

New lighting technology claims major breakthroughs in lamps designed to help get us to sleep, wake up, energize us, and combat depression. While we...

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...

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