Bright light therapy may reduce insomnia and depression in nurses working night shifts
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
A study in the July issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine examined the impact of bright light therapy on insomnia in female nurses working rotating shifts. Results show that 30 minutes of bright light therapy during the first half of the evening/night shift may reduce insomnia, anxiety and depression. A commentary notes that the findings were surprisingly strong, and the treatment approach could be fairly easy to implement in the workplace.