Red Night Light Better for Blue Mood: Study

Symptoms of depression varied in hamsters depending on color of light exposure

TUESDAY, Aug. 6 (HealthDay News) — The color of your night light may make a big difference in your mood, research conducted in hamsters suggests.

The study found that hamsters exposed to blue or white light at night had more depressive-like symptoms and depression-related changes in the brain than those that were exposed to red light.

The only hamsters that did better than those exposed to red light were those that had total darkness at night, according to the study in the Aug. 7 issue of the Journal of Neuroscience. [Read more…]