Light Bulbs Boost Moods

Daily Health Solutions
on February 19, 2008

Switching to eco-friendly compact fluorescent light bulbs can help boost your mood this winter—and not just because they’re better for the environment than the traditional kind. Light from the bulbs actually mimics natural sunlight, which triggers the release of the depression-fighting brain chemical serotonin, says medical sociologist Dr. Emerson Smith. For the most feel-good benefits, choose “full-spectrum” bulbs (available at most hardware and drugstores).