Thursday, April 18, 2019

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...

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...
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...
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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...

Welcome to Chronotherapy!

If you find yourself plodding through the day, chronotherapy may provide the key. Learn how to adjust your circadian rhythms so they get into...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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