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Light therapy may improve sleep, depressive symptoms in perimenopausal women

5 days ago   |   By Healio

Among perimenopausal women with depressive symptoms, light therapy combined with other sleep interventions improved mood and sleep scores in as few as 2 weeks, according to findings from a preliminary study presented at the North American Menopause Society annual meeting.
In a small study of 17 women, the researchers found that light treatment combined with total and partial wake therapy improved symptoms by phase advancing women's circadian rhythms of melatonin in relation to the sleep/wake cycle.
“Preliminary experimental findings suggest that sleep and light therapy may improve
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