SOLshine Preliminary Research

Effect of Full spectrum + Near-infrared Low-Level Light Therapy (LLLT) on quality of sleep, mood, stress and burnout.

Authors: Cidral-Filho, F.J. 1 ; Porter, P. 2 , Geraldine Perez, Ph.D. 3 

  1. Laboratory of Experimental Neuroscience (LANEX) - Health Sciences Post-Graduation Program - University of Southern Santa Catarina (UNISUL), Brazil.

  2. Quantum University, Honolulu, HI

  3. USA.Disability Support Services. Seminole State College of Florida. Sanford/Lake Mary Campus. Sanford, FL

    Conclusion: 4-week daily exposure to Full spectrum light followed by Near-infrared Low-Level Light Therapy with the SOL PhotoVites™ device positively affected mood, decreased self reported anger and increased vigor, as well as decreased stress.

    Additional effects were also present in increased quality of sleep and reduced signs of burnout, although these data need to be further validated. Given the positive outcomes obtained with a small sample size, additional research is awarded.   PDF