May 01, 2018 - McKnight's Long Term Care News

Print Issue: May 01, 2018

Nighttime light may lead to depression

A Japanese study finds low-level light exposure at night can be associated with depressive symptoms in elderly adults. Researchers used light meters to measure nighttime light exposure in the bedrooms of more than 800 elderly Japanese adults over two years. They found 73 developed depressive symptoms during the study follow-up, with a correlation between light…

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