Morning blue light treatment improves sleep in patients with PTSD, according to a study published in the journal Sleep.
The study found that morning blue light treatment reduced PTSD symptoms and improved sleep quality in patients with PTSD. The treatment is a non-invasive, light-based therapy that is delivered through a wearable device.
PTSD is a condition that can be triggered by a range of traumas, including combat, sexual assault, and natural disasters. It is characterized by symptoms such as flashbacks, nightmares, and sleep problems.
Previous research has shown that blue light therapy can improve sleep quality in patients with conditions such as depression and Alzheimer’s disease.
The new study involved 31 patients with PTSD who were randomized to receive either morning blue light treatment or a placebo. The treatment group wore a device that delivered blue light to their eyes for 30 minutes per day for two weeks.
The results showed that the treatment group had significantly lower levels of PTSD symptoms and better sleep quality than the placebo group. The treatment was well-tolerated and there were no serious side effects.
The study’s lead author, Dr. Mohammad Moghaddam, said that the findings “support the use of morning blue light therapy as a safe and effective treatment for PTSD.”
If you or someone you know suffers from PTSD, talk to your doctor about blue light therapy as a treatment option.
Even though post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is often associated with military veterans, it can affect anyone who has experienced a traumatic event. Symptoms of PTSD can make it hard to get a good night’s sleep, but a new study finds that morning blue light therapy may improve sleep in people with PTSD.
The study, published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, looked at 84 veterans with PTSD. The participants were divided into two groups. One group received 30 minutes of blue light therapy at 8 a.m. every day for two weeks. The other group received no treatment.
The researchers found that the blue light therapy was effective in reducing insomnia and sleep disturbances in the veterans with PTSD. The participants who received blue light therapy also had less daytime sleepiness and fatigue.
While the study only looked at a small group of people, the findings suggest that blue light therapy may be a promising treatment for PTSD. The therapy is safe and easy to access, making it a potential option for people who are struggling to get a good night’s sleep.