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Light Device Helps Beat Winter Blues, University of Oulu Study



11/11/2011 8:36:04 AM

People who suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) — a condition that comes with a shortage of daylight hours — may have a new weapon to fight off those winter blues, according to a study by Finnish researchers. These researchers explain that the human brain is as sensitive to light as the eyes, making it possible to treat SAD with a new headset — much like headphones — that beams light, rather than music, into the ears.

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