Delayed sleep phase disorder: clinical perspective with a focus on light therapy

  title={Delayed sleep phase disorder: clinical perspective with a focus on light therapy},
  author={Mariana Figueiro},
  booktitle={Nature and science of sleep},
Delayed sleep phase disorder (DSPD) is common among adolescents and further increases their susceptibility to chronic sleep restriction and associated detrimental outcomes, including increased risk of depression, drug and alcohol use, behavioral problems, and poor scholastic performance. DSPD is characterized by sleep onset that occurs significantly later than desired bedtimes and societal norms. Individuals with DSPD exhibit long sleep latencies when attempting to sleep at conventional… CONTINUE READING
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