Bright light therapy

Effects of bright light on cognitive and sleep-wake (circadian) rhythm disturbances in Alzheimer-type dementia
Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 2000, 54, 352-3

Effects of phototherapy in patients with delayed sleep phase syndrome *
Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 1999 Apr;53(2):231-3

Melatonin suppression by illumination of upper and lower visual fields *
J Biol Rhythms. 1999 Apr;14(2):122-5

A multicentre study of sleep-wake rhythm disorders: therapeutic effects of vitamin B12, bright light therapy, chronotherapy and hypnotics *
Psychiatry Clin Neurosci. 1996 Aug;50(4):203-209

Light treatment for sleep disorders, Consensus Report IV: Sleep phase and duration disturbances *
J Biol Rhythms. 1995 June;10(2):135-147

Darkness therapy and melatonin

Amber lenses to block blue light and improve sleep: a randomised trial *
Chronobiology International
2009, Vol. 26, No. 8, Pages 1602-1612

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Sleep Habits and Susceptibility to the Common Cold

Means to Avoid the Suppression of Melatonin by Artificial Light: The Bright Side of Darkness

Wavelength-dependent Effects of Evening Light Exposure on Sleep Architecture and Sleep EEG Power Density in Men

Blocking low-wavelength light prevents nocturnal melatonin suppression with no adverse effect on performance during simulated shift work

Optimizing Light Spectrum for Long-Duration Space Flight

Melatonin, sleep, and circadian rhythms: rationale for development of specific melatonin agonists

Circadian rhythm disorders

Effects of evening light conditions on salivary melatonin of Japanese junior high school students

Adaptation of human pineal melatonin suppression by recent photic history

The relationship between the dim light melatonin onset and sleep on a regular schedule in young healthy adults

Action spectrum for melatonin regulation in humans: evidence for a novel circadian photoreceptor

An action spectrum for melatonin suppression: evidence for a novel non-rod, non-cone photoreceptor system in humans

Photoperiodism in humans and other primates: evidence and implications

Melatonin and seasonal rhythms

Melatonin Rhythm in Human Milk

Dawn simulation

Controlled trial of naturalistic dawn simulation and negative air ionisation for seasonal affective disorder *
Am J Psychiatry. 2006 Dec;163(12):2126-33.

The effect of dawn simulation on the cortisol response to awakening in healthy participants
Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2004 Aug;29(7):925-30.

Effect of dawn simulation on quality of sleep – a community based trial
BMC Psychiatry. 2003 Oct 27;3:14.

Is dawn simulation effective in ameliorating the difficulty awakening in seasonal affective disorder associated with hypersomnia? *
J Affect Disord. 2002 May;69(1-3):231-6.

The human circadian pacemaker can see by the dawn’s early light J Biol Rhythms *
2000 Oct;15(5):437-46.

Dawn simulation vs. lightbox treatment in winter depression: a comparative study *
Acta Psychiatr Scand. 1998 Jul;98(1):73-80.

A controlled study of dawn simulation in subsyndromal winter depression *
Acta Psychiatr Scand. 1993 July;88(1):67-71

Seasonal circadian shifts

Seasonal and Diurnal Patterns of Human Illumination Under Natural Conditions *
Chronobiology International 1998, Vol. 15, No. 1, Pages 59-70

* abstract only

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