Sleeping in a dark room can improve Depression and Sleep Apnea symptoms

Posted on Oct 01, 2013

Do you or someone you know suffer from Sleep Apnea? What about depression? This article from Bed Times suggests that there may be a correlation between the two and that the lighting while you sleep may be to blame.  It seems the solution may be as simple as sleeping in a very dark room.

The article explains: “Scientists at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center have found exposure to dim light at night can interact with sleep apnea and lead to increased levels of depression and anxiety in mice.”

Luckily, sleep lighting is an easy fix.  Updating your drapes, turning off the television at bedtime and avoiding brightly-lit alarm clocks will reduce exposure to light and improve depression and sleep apnea symptoms.