Blue light can help heal mild traumatic brain injury

Blue light can help heal mild traumatic brain injury

 

“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

William D.S. Killgore, John R. Vanuk, Bradley R. Shane, Mareen Weber, Sahil Bajaj. A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of blue wavelength light exposure on sleep and recovery of brain structure, function, and cognition following mild traumatic brain injury. Neurobiology of Disease, 2020; 134: 104679 DOI: 10.1016/j.nbd.2019.104679

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https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0969996119303547?via%3Dihub#f0035

Mtbi, traumatic brain injury, heal, recovery, blue light, wavelength, 469, pulvinar, grey matter, thalami, tbi, cognition, reaction speed, accuracy, melatonin, circadian rhythm



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