There is interesting research on the impact of blue light and mood. It often gets a bad rap due to its affiliation with “screen time.” However, blue light by itself can be quite beneficial.
Blue light has a shorter wavelength and emits a greater amount of energy. It is also one of the colors found in sunlight. Over the years, its ability to enhance mood has been increasingly investigated.
For example, researchers placed blue lightboxes in Japanese subways. Suicide rates went down by 86% as the lights were found to have a calming, mood-enhancing effect. In other studies, blue light exposure during the day was found to help treat Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD.
Studies have shown just 20 minutes of blue light exposure in the morning helps ease SAD symptoms. Recently, multiple studies have found blue light to increase performance on cognitive tasks and increase alertness. At Innova Joy, we believe that our teens deserve the most clinically proven treatment, down to the tiniest detail. To that end, our classroom and group rooms are equipped with blue light to help our students get the most out of their day.