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2023 Jan 30

Pain Med

A 4-Week Morning Light Treatment with Stable Sleep Timing for Individuals with Fibromyalgia: A Randomized Controlled Trial.


Burgess HJ, Bahl S, Wilensky K, Spence E, Jouppi RJ, Rizvydeen M, Goldstein C, Kim H M, Williams DA, Burns JW
Pain Med. 2023 Jan 30.
PMID: 36715638.


Fibromyalgia is characterized by chronic widespread pain, mood and sleep disturbance. Pharmacological treatments have modest efficacy and are associated with negative side effects, and alternative approaches are needed. Morning bright light treatment may assist in the management of fibromyalgia as it can reduce depressive symptoms, improve sleep, and advance circadian timing.