Journal of Sleep Disorders: Treatment and CareISSN: 2325-9639

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Perspective, J Sleep Disor Treat Care Vol: 12 Issue: 2

Bright Light Therapy for Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome (DSPS) Management

Hami Luciano*

1Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, United States of America

*Corresponding Author: Hami Luciano
Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, United States of America

Received date: 22 March, 2023, Manuscript No. JSDTC-23-99233;

Editor assigned date: 24 March, 2023, PreQC No. JSDTC-23-99233 (PQ);

Reviewed date: 07 April, 2023, QC No. JSDTC-23-99233;

Revised date: 14 April, 2023, Manuscript No. JSDTC-23-99233 (R);

Published date: 21 April, 2023, DOI: 10.4172/2325-9639.23.12.112

Citation: Luciano H (2023) Bright Light Therapy for Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome (DSPS) Management. J Sleep Disor Treat Care 12:2.


Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome (DSPS) is a disorder of the circadian rhythm that affects the timing of sleep. People with DSPS typically have a delay in the timing of their sleep-wake cycle, which means that they have difficulty falling asleep at a socially acceptable time and waking up at a normal time for work or school. People with DSPS often describe themselves as "night owls" who prefer to stay up late and sleep in.

Bright light therapy, also known as light box therapy, is a noninvasive treatment that involves exposure to bright artificial light to regulate and improve sleep-wake patterns. The therapy is commonly used to address circadian rhythm disorders, such as delayed sleep phase syndrome and shift work sleep disorder. It works by stimulating the brain's suprachiasmatic nucleus, which helps regulate the body's internal clock. The therapy typically involves sitting in front of a specially designed light box for a designated amount of time each day. Bright light therapy has shown promising results in helping individuals establish healthier sleep patterns and alleviate symptoms of circadian rhythm disorders.

Bright light therapy for DSPS

Bright light therapy works by exposing the body to bright light in the morning, which helps to shift the body's internal clock earlier. This can help people with DSPS fall asleep and wake up earlier, which can improve their ability to function during the day. The light used in therapy is usually around 10,000 lux, which is much brighter than regular indoor lighting.


Bright light therapy can provide several benefits for people with DSPS. These include:

Improved sleep quality: People with DSPS often have difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep. Bright light therapy can help regulate the sleep-wake cycle, which can improve the quality of sleep.

Better daytime functioning: People with DSPS often have trouble functioning during the day because of their disrupted sleep-wake cycle. Bright light therapy can help improve daytime alertness and energy levels.

Non-invasive treatment: Bright light therapy is a non-invasive treatment option that does not involve medication or surgery.

Cost-effective: Bright light therapy is a relatively inexpensive treatment option that can be done at home with the use of a light box.

No side effects: Bright light therapy does not have any significant side effects, making it a safe treatment option for most people.


Bright light therapy has emerged as an effective and non-invasive treatment option for Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome (DSPS). By exposing individuals to bright artificial light in the morning, this therapy helps to reset the body's internal clock and regulate the sleepwake cycle. Analysis has shown confidential results, with bright light therapy demonstrating the ability to shift the sleep-wake cycle earlier and improve sleep quality and daytime functioning in individuals with DSPS. The benefits of bright light therapy include improved sleep quality, enhanced daytime functioning, cost-effectiveness, and the absence of significant side effects. With its positive impact on sleep and circadian rhythms, bright light therapy offers hope for individuals struggling with DSPS and can significantly improve their overall sleep health and quality of life.

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