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Light Flashes to Treat Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder (DSPD)

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.

Stanford is currently not accepting patients for this trial.

Lead Sponsor:

Stanford University

Collaborator: VA Palo Alto Health Care System

Stanford Investigator(s):


  • Device: Flashes


Phase 4


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

Ages Eligible for Study

15 Years - 19 Years

Genders Eligible for Study


Not currently accepting new patients for this trial

Contact Information

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