Adult ADHD, Sunglasses and Sunlight

March 15, 2014 Elizabeth Prager

My doctor told me his theory on there being a connection between types of sunlight and Adult ADHD last year. Blue light is what is often used in those natural sunlight lamps that a lot of people use for Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). The lamps are supposedly able to give you more energy and keep you less sad during seasons where you don't have as much access to natural sunlight. When summer comes around, those of us who are already hyped up, imagine what extra natural blue light can do for us ...Is it possible that the extra light we get in spring and summer has an effect on our Adult ADHD  symptoms?My doctor reccommended I buy a pair of sunglasses (Oakley's) that blocked out blue light. His idea made my wife believe that me buying new sunglasses was medically advantageous and made her much happier to let me get a pair. I wore them last summer and I didn't notice any hikes in my Adult ADHD symptoms at least!

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Prager, E. (2014, March 15). Adult ADHD, Sunglasses and Sunlight, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, July 13 from

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