How Stellarwaves White Light Can Help Autistic Children

Stellarwaves 5.0 Crystal Light bed comes with White Light to aid children with autism

Light can have a deep influence on people. Different colored lighting can affect our moods, and a lack of natural light can cause depression. This especially applies to those with autism.

For therapy purposes, Stellarwaves Crystal Light Therapy 5.0 with white light is optimal. The best time for a Stellarwaves Crystal Bed Therapy treatment is in the morning, soon after the child rises. Even spending just 30 minutes under the light can improve their mood and sleeping habits. 30 minutes might not be possible in the beginning, however, so while building up to it, another session in the afternoon can help.

Children with autism are especially susceptible to mood changes due to lighting. Lights with mellow colors, like blue, can help a child relax and become creative.

Research between lighting and autism has brought to the public’s attention numerous positive associations between color and mood. Certain colors, such as blue, can help towards creativity and calmness, with mood lighting adding to due to, creative environment.

Children’s moods are strongly affected by lighting: for some, it provides a calming, soothing effect and for others it acts as a stimulant. Harsh lighting can often hurt the eyes of a person with autism. Flickering, humming lights can be very distracting and sometimes painful. It’s often advised to use adjustable lighting in order to create a calming effect. Certain light levels and colors can be beneficial, and the ability to control visual stimuli within the space is important.

Stellarwaves White Light Therapy Can Help Kids with Autism

Just as light therapy, or photon therapy, is safe and effective for adults, it produces the same positive effects in children with autism spectrum disorder. By understanding how light therapy works and simple ways to use it, your child may experience improved sleep quality and a reduction in behavioral issues related to seasonal depression.

Light and the Brain

The body’s circadian rhythms are guided by biological clocks in the body that a master clock within the brain regulates. This master clock, located in the hypothalamus’ suprachiasmatic nucleus, or SCN, responds to light. When the eyes sense light, they send signals to the SCN that tell it to secrete hormones or relay signals to other parts of the body. For example, when the eyes sense light, particularly blue and white wavelengths, they trigger the SCN to produce serotonin, which helps the body feel awake. In the presence of darkness, the SCN converts the serotonin to melatonin, which makes the body feel sleepy. An imbalance in light exposure disrupts hormone production and protein synthesis, leading to a myriad of consequences, including sleep disorders, behavioral problems, hormonal imbalances, altered insulin production, and stress on the body.

The Healing Powers of Stellarwaves Light Therapy for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism survivor and neuroscientist Jean Genet states that damaged crystalline structures in neural pathways lead to the development of autism in children because they halt speech, physical, emotional and mental development. He believes that exposure to light wavelengths in rainbow colors (i.e., red, orange, green, blue, indigo, yellow and violet) using light therapy will repair the damaged structures and allow a child to develop more normally.

In autistic children who suffer from seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, Stellarwaves Crystal light therapy may help relieve symptoms of depression and improve behavioral issues. Researchers believe there is a link between SAD and the shorter days that occur in the fall and winter seasons. They have found that the supplemental light from photon therapy products helps relieve symptoms associated with SAD, as well as:

  • Potentially lower the child’s dose of antidepressants or sleep medications
  • Reduce sleep-related problems, such as insomnia
  • Reduce disruptive behaviors
  • Improve sleep-wake cycles
  • Limit the use of sleep aids to help a child fall asleep
  • Reduce circadian rhythm dysfunctions
  • Improve daytime alertness

Work with your child’s physician to develop a photon therapy schedule. Keep in mind that you may have to work up to 30-minute sessions. StellarWaves Crystal Light Bed Therapy carries a variety of light therapy solutions that make integrating photon therapy in your child’s environment simple. Consult with your child’s physician to learn which product would be the most beneficial.