In a recent study experts have found that bright light therapy has produced better results in improving PTSD related sleep disorders than placebo medication.
The results of the study showed significant effects of bright light on those with disruptive sleeping patterns associated with combat PTSD. Unsettled and disturbed sleeping patterns are known to act with depression so by reducing the severity and occurrence of sleep disturbances it may be possible to reduce the severity of anxiety and depression.
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine has reported that between 70 and 90 percent of people with PTSD experience regular sleep disturbance such as night terrors.
Bright light therapy subjects your eyes to intense but safe amounts of light for specific periods of time. It is thought that these controlled exposures of up to 10,000 lux of light reduces the anxiety of adults
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