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ENLITE PD: Light Therapy for Impaired Sleep in Parkinson's Disease Patients

Research Question:
Will light therapy help people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) who experience difficulties with their sleep? Is light therapy safe and does it cause side effects?

Basic Study Information

The study goal is to determine the best dose of light therapy needed to improve sleep in people with Parkinson's Disease. Four groups of participants will receive bright-white or dim-red light therapy at different times throughout the day. Eligibility: Diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease; Significant sleep problems; Willing to wear an Actiwatch and complete daily sleep logs; Age 45 or above

Location: 919 Westfall Rd. Bldg C
Study Web URL:
Study Reference #: 2020P00008

Lead Researcher (Principal Investigator)

Lead Researcher:  Jennifer Marsella

Study Contact Information

Study Coordinator: Anneliese Elmer
Phone: (585) 341-7433

Additional Study Details

Study Details:
It will take you about 4 months to complete this research study. During this time, we will ask you to make 5 study visits to The University of Rochester Medical Center and complete 3 phone calls. In person visits will take 3-4 hours and telephone calls will take 10-15 minutes.

Number of Visits:  2 to 5
Parking:  Free
Transportation Coverage:  Yes
Reimbursement:  Yes

Learn More About These Conditions

More information about Parkinsons

More information about Parkinson's disease

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