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How good is light therapy for helping with insomnia?

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Dr. Parham Gharagozlou
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Not very likely

Normally light therapy is used for circadian issues or depression.

In brief: Not very likely

Normally light therapy is used for circadian issues or depression.
Insomnia responds better to cognitive behavioral therapy.
Dr. Parham Gharagozlou
Dr. Parham Gharagozlou
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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology

In brief: Poor

Light therapy is not a good treatment for insomnia.
It is typically used in circacadian rhythm disturbances (ie delayed or advanced phase sleep syndrome) but not in insomnia. Please do not try using light therapy without the supervision of a sleep physician because you can greatly affect/harm your sleep/wake cycle.

In brief: Poor

Light therapy is not a good treatment for insomnia.
It is typically used in circacadian rhythm disturbances (ie delayed or advanced phase sleep syndrome) but not in insomnia. Please do not try using light therapy without the supervision of a sleep physician because you can greatly affect/harm your sleep/wake cycle.
Dr. Aaron Milstone
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