While light is a proven effective treatment for Seasonal Adjustment Disorder (SAD), an optimal wavelength combination has yet to be determined, although blue LEDs have demonstrated an ability to stimulate melatonin suppression and circadian phase shifting.
An article posted in Pubmed (PMID:16165105) reports testing blue LEDs vs red LEDs for SAD patients with major depression, a seasonal pattern, and normal sleeping patterns. Each patient received 45 minutes of morning LED treatment for 3 weeks.
At the end of the test period, authors concluded that narrow bandwidth blue light outperforms dimmer red light in reversing symptoms of major depression with a seasonal pattern.
Consider an InLight Photon Light Therapy System to help alleviate symptoms associated with SAD.
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