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Clinical Study

Light Therapy for People with Parkinsons Disease (PD) and Sleep Problems

Parkinsons disease (PD) is a long-term decline in a persons health. Often people with this disease have sleep problems. Research is needed to know if light therapy can help people with PD sleep and improve their quality of life. The information we learn may aid future patients.


For more information contact:

Mariana Doudova

IRB#: IRB_00132239 | PI: Paolo Moretti | Department: NEUROLOGY | Approval Date: 2020-08-24 15:52:00
Study Categories: Brain Health Studies | Specialties: Neurology

Who can participate?

 Gender: All

 Age: Over 18 years old

 Volunteers: Volunteers with special conditions

 Location: In Person

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Ages 45 and older
  • PD diagnosis
  • Wear a watch and write in a journal daily about sleep
  • Take PD drugs for 30 days before participation
  • In-person at the University of Utah

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Eye trauma or disease
  • Serious mental illness
  • Work hours between 10pm-6am 60 days before participation
  • Other specific sleep problems
  • Pregnant

Will I be paid for my time?


Last Updated: 4/5/21