A new study conducted by Dr. Mareen Weber, an instructor in psychiatry at McLean Hospital in Boston, shows that bright light therapy may improve sleep, reasoning, and overall brain function in patients who suffer from traumatic brain injuries (TBI). The results indicate that after six weeks of “morning bright light therapy”, patients were showing significant improvements in brain initiation when performing thought provoking tasks, as well as an improvement in their sleep patterns.
According to the study, nearly 50 percent of all people who have sustained a TBI have sleep problems after their accident. Proper sleep patterns have been linked to brain flexibility and may aid in the recovery of the brain after it has sustained trauma.
Car accidents are a common source of head trauma. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the second highest cause of TBIs in the United States is motor vehicle accidents. If you or a loved one has been involved in a car or truck accident due to another driver’s negligence, call our Nashville truck accident attorney today at (615) 845-6141. Let us help you get through this difficult time.
“Don’t love money; be satisfied with what you have. For God has said, I will never fail you. I will never abandon you.” – Hebrews 13:5