Posts Tagged ‘sunlight and depression’

sunriseThe Los Angeles Times(10/26, Dennis) “Booster Shots” blog ( http://tinyurl.com/sunrise-and-depression) reported at on Sunday, Nov. 1, daylight savings time comes to an end. Interestingly, “its end has little to do with seasonal-affective disorder or winter blues.” Daylight savings time, “which was supposed to give people extra light later in the day, can actually make them feel less sunny.” According to Michael Terman, MD, of New York-Presbyterian Hospital’s Center for Light Treatment and Biological Rhythms, light exposure in the early morning is what “allays the symptoms of winter depression,” so “the later the sun rises, the more likely we are to get depressed.”

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