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Seasonal blues? Lack of blue light may be to blame

Posted on Dec 21, 2010 in Uncategorized

(Health.com) — As winter approaches and the days get shorter, your mood may get darker too. Sunlight deprivation can make people feel lethargic, gloomy, and irritable, and for some it can lead to the condition known as seasonal affective disorder, or winter depression. But it’s not just any light your body craves. While daylight as a whole is beneficial, different colors of light seem to affect the body in different ways. Light from the green part of the spectrum is important to the eye’s visual system, for instance, while blue light seems to primarily affect the mind,...

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