How light therapy combats seasonal transitions and enhances sleep quality.

Daylight savings have ended however, the transition can still affect us as the body’s internal circadian rhythm and sleep-wake cycle has been disrupted.

Light therapy is a non-invasive treatment option for combating the change in season. Its gentle treatment procedure can be incorporated into a regular wellness routine, especially during the beginning or end of daylight savings or for those experiencing jetlag. Additionally, it has proven to be highly effective to provide the following benefits:

  • Combat Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) by simulating natural sunlight.
  • Enhance sleep quality and reducing sleep disturbances including insomnia.
  • Increase daytime alertness and cognitive function by stimulating the production of serotonin and suppressing melatonin levels to promote wakefulness.
  • Help regulate circadian rhythms to assist with the transition from daylight savings time. The treatment helps synchronise the body’s internal clock, making it easier to adjust to changes.

Manse Medical has leading specialists practicing light therapy and we welcome you to explore its use. Simply download a referral form here and ask your GP to complete it. If you have any questions, please email or call 1300 626 730.