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I Saw A Post Today About Using A Blue Light At Night To Help Those With Alzheimer's Sleep Better. Has Anyone Heard Of This Or Tried This?

I Saw A Post Today About Using A Blue Light At Night To Help Those With Alzheimer's Sleep Better. Has Anyone Heard Of This Or Tried This?

A myALZteam Member said:

I started my husband on Melatonin 5mg at night it really helps him sleep better, n not roam at night and he is not groggy n the mornings at all from it, just down time for him and me ! Doc said it was fine, because it's a natural substance n our bodies that we lose with age, hope this helps someone....most drug stores, healthy food stores have it. Not expensive...

posted over 5 years ago
A myALZteam Member said:

I am so glad to hear that the melatonin is working for you both. It has been recommended to me but I haven't known anyone who actually tried it with an Alzheimer's person. It is very helpful that you posted your experience with it. Thank you. I am going to seriously consider it.

posted over 5 years ago
A myALZteam Member said:

Hi, I have heard this often that a blue light makes for a better sleep, guess its the same with all things.....in that it will work for some and not others......but it wont hurt........not expensive to buy a blue globe and put it in the lamp. hugs

posted over 5 years ago
A myALZteam Member said:

It is used to treat SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder - which is a form of depression caused by lack of sunlight. (Usually occurring in the Winter months when there is far less daylight). We got my mother one but she could never remember to use it often enough (no joke intended....lol). So I am not sure if it would have helped my mom. It unfortunately became a yard sale item. Ironically, although she cannot remember many things - she still remember what SAD stand for :) If you do try it out - make sure you use it during the day. It is meant to replicate sunlight and stimulate the part of the brain that does better with more of it, so it could keep your loved one up at night.

posted almost 6 years ago
A myALZteam Member said:

Mom's doctor recommended 5mg. 90 tabs at CVS for $10.79. I saw it at SAM'S Club but don't remember the $. CVS some times has it by one get one but...when you need i you need it.

posted over 5 years ago
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