Bright Light Therapy and the Baby Blues

Did you know that around 20% of women who have given birth suffer from some level of the baby blues? 

Becoming a parent brings a wide range of emotions, such as joy and excitement to stress, anxiety and apprehension.  During this period though, both parents may experience disturbed circadian rhythms and sleep cycles leaving them irritable, lacking energy and variable mood state.  Bright light therapy can help overcome these symptoms.

Bright Light Therapy & Postpartum Depression Research

Bright light therapy is widely known to be a solution for the Winter Blues (Seasonal Affective Disorder).  However, per an initial pilot study at the University of Michigan, the Re-Timer home-wearable light therapy glasses was found to be potentially feasible for postpartum depression.

You can access the research article here: https://www.re-timer.com/babyblues/

 

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