Light Therapy and Mental Health
Our mood and energy levels strive off of natural light. Light triggers the release of serotonin in the brain, which is the "feel-good" chemical. Exposure to light during the day time regulates melatonin in the evening to promote sleep
Effects of light deprivation
Light deprivation has a negative effect on our health by disrupting our circadian rhythm and causing Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).
Circadian rhythm is how our bodies maintain regular sleep patterns. With the help of light therapy it can help recalibrate internal clocks.
Bright light therapy is a noninvasive and drug-free alternative to reset your circadian rhythm and enhance your mood.
Consult with your doctor if you think light therapy will be helpful to you. Light therapy can help with SAD and sleep disorders. If you are experiencing non-seasonal depression seek medical help. Light therapy can be used alongside other treatments.