• Is it safe to use a SAD light therapy lamp for insomnia?


    Question:
    Is it safe to use a SAD light therapy lamp for insomnia with glaucoma, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome? It’s been suggested as part of "Sleep Restriction Therapy" for insomnia where avoiding sleep is more likely to induce sleep.

    Answer:
    I cannot comment on the effectiveness of lights for seasonal affective disorder (SAD) or insomnia. But I do not think it is unsafe to use these treatments, and if you feel they are helpful for your condition it is likely safe to use.