Light Flashes to Treat Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder (DSPD)


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Trial ID: NCT01406691,25503


Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder (DSPD) is a sleep disruption that commonly occurs in teens and manifests as a difficulty in waking up in the morning, going to sleep early enough at night, and daytime disturbances such as depression, fatigue, and restlessness. The purpose of this study is to determine if brief flashes of light, that are scheduled to occur during sleep, are effective in treating DSPD.

Official Title

Treating Sleep Disruption in Teens With Millisecond Light Exposure During Sleep

Stanford Investigator(s)

Rafael Pelayo, MD
Rafael Pelayo, MD

Clinical Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Sleep Medicine


Inclusion Criteria:

* Male or female
* Full-time in high school
* primary sleep complaint consistent with delayed sleep phase disorder

Exclusion Criteria:

* sleep only in prone position
* currently taking medications specifically for the treatment of a sleep disorder


device: Flashes


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Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Jamie Zeitzer, PhD
650-493-5000 Ext. 62410