Skip to comments.Blue light can help heal mild traumatic brain injury
Posted on 01/16/2020 9:32:40 PM PST by ConservativeMind
Early morning blue light exposure therapy can aid the healing process of people impact by mild traumatic brain injury, according to new research from the University of Arizona.
"Daily exposure to blue wavelength light each morning helps to re-entrain the circadian rhythm so that people get better, more regular sleep. This is likely true for everybody, but we recently demonstrated it in people recovering from mild traumatic brain injury, or mTBI. That improvement in sleep was translated into improvements in cognitive function, reduced daytime sleepiness and actual brain repair," said William D. "Scott" Killgore, psychiatry professor in the College of MedicineTucson and lead author on a new study published in the journal Neurobiology of Disease.
"Your brain is about the consistency of thick Jell-O," he said. "Imagine a bowl of Jell-O getting hit from a punch or slamming against the steering wheel in a car accident. What's it doing? It's absorbing that shock and bouncing around. During that impact, microscopic brain cells thinner than a strand of hair can easily stretch and tear and rip from the force."
Few, if any, effective treatments for mTBI exist. The U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command funded the research to find alternatives to medicinal methods of mTBI recovery.
"About 50% of people with mTBI also complain that they have sleep problems after an injury," Killgore said.
Recent research has shown that the brain repairs itself during sleep...
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Ping, my FRiend.
Early to bed, early to rise......
Ben Franklin was on to something there.
And in other news, “red light, green light”, is still a really fun game no matter how old you are.
Seriously light therapies are awesome, for all different kinds of issues.
That’s why Hillary wears blue lens glasses.Her brain is damaged.
See Miss Molly rockin...
Personally, I prefer Harp !
My daughter prefers Blue light
Blue light: You’re soaking in it joe “birdbrain” biden.
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