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Average sunrise time predicts depression prevalence.

Authors
  • Olders, Henry
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Psychosomatic Research
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Aug 01, 2003
Volume
55
Issue
2
Pages
99–105
Identifiers
PMID: 12932507
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The hypothesis that later rising from sleep is associated with increased depression was supported. The findings also suggest that a city's depression prevalence could be reduced by simple public health measures to manipulate AST, such as going to Daylight Saving Time (DST) year-round or shifting time-zone boundaries. For individuals, getting up earlier from sleep may be helpful in depression.

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