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A Randomized Controlled Trial of Cognitive-Behavior Therapy Plus Bright Light Therapy for Adolescent Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder – Michael Gradisar, PhD, Hayley Dohnt, PhD, Greg Gardner, M Psych, Sarah Paine, PhD, Karina Starkey, M Psych, Annemarie Menne, M Psych, Amy Slater, PhD, Helen Wright, PhD, Jennifer L. Hudson, PhD, Edward Weaver, B Psyc (Hon), Sophie Trenowden, B Psyc (Hon)

Objective To evaluate cognitive-behavior therapy plus bright light therapy (CBT plus BLT) for adolescents diagnosed with delayed sleep phase disorder (DSPD). Method Randomized controlled trial of CBT plus BLT vs. waitlist (WL) control with comparisons at pre- and post-treatment. There was 6-month follow-up for the CBT plus BLT group only. Conclusion CBT plus BLT for […]

Timed Light Therapy for Sleep and Daytime Sleepiness Associated With Parkinson Disease A Randomized Clinical Trial – Aleksandar Videnovic, MD, MSc1,2; Elizabeth B. Klerman, MD, PhD2,3; Wei Wang, PhD2; Angelica Marconi, MS4; Teresa Kuhta, DO4; Phyllis C. Zee, MD, PhD4

Objective To determine the safety and efficacy of LT on excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) associated with PD. Method This randomized, placebo-controlled, clinical intervention study was set in PD centers at Northwestern University and Rush University. Participants were 31 patients with PD receiving stable dopaminergic therapy with coexistent EDS, as assessed by an Epworth Sleepiness Scale […]

Blue-Light Therapy for Seasonal and Non-Seasonal Depression: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials – André Do, MD, Victor W. Li, MD, PhD, Samantha Huang, BA, Erin E. Michalak, PhD, Edwin M. Tam, MD, Trisha Chakrabarty, MD, Lakshmi N. Yatham, MD, MBA(Exec), and Raymond W. Lam, MD

Objective To determine the efficacy and safety of blue-light therapy in seasonal and non-seasonal major depressive disorder (MDD), by comparison to active and inactive control conditions. Method We searched Web of Science, EMBASE, Medline, PsycInfo, and Clinicaltrials.gov through January 17, 2022, for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) using search terms for blue/blue-enhanced, light therapy, and depression/seasonal […]

Blue-wavelength light therapy for post-traumatic brain injury sleepiness, sleep disturbance, depression, and fatigue: A systematic review and network meta-analysis – Karan Srisurapanont, Yanisa Samakarn, Boonyasit Kamklong, Phichayakan Siratrairat, Arina Bumiputra, Montita Jaikwang, Manit Srisurapanont

Objective This review aimed to determine the efficacy of blue-wavelength light therapy (BWLT) for post-traumatic brain injury (TBI) sleepiness, sleep disturbance, depression, and fatigue. Method Pubmed, Scopus, Web of Science, Cochrane Library, Academic Search Complete, and CINAHL. Included trials were randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of BWLT in adults with a history of TBI. Outcomes of […]

The Clinical Effect of Blue Light Therapy on Patients with Delayed Sleep-Wake Phase Disorder – Dong Li, Penghong Fang, Huimiao Liu, Lili Chen, Ying Fu, Junqian Liu,Bingchuan Xie, Yihan Liu, Hongyuan Ye &Ping Gu

Objective To investigate the feasibility and patient acceptance of applying blue light glasses to treat delayed sleep-wake phase disorder (DSWPD). Method Fifteen patients with DSWPD were collected as the observation group and 15 healthy people as the control group. The patients wore blue light glasses with a continuous radiation wavelength of about 470 nm for […]

Daily Morning Blue Light Therapy Improves Daytime Sleepiness, Sleep Quality, and Quality of Life Following a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury – Raikes, Adam C. PhD; Dailey, Natalie S. PhD; Shane, Bradley R. MD; Forbeck, Brittany BS; Alkozei, Anna PhD; Killgore, William D. S. PhD

Objective Identify the treatment effects of 6 weeks of daily 30-minute sessions of morning blue light therapy compared with placebo amber light therapy in the treatment of sleep disruption following mild traumatic brain injury. Method Placebo-controlled randomized trial. Adults aged 18 to 45 years with a mild traumatic brain injury within the past 18 months […]

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