Sleep and Health Research Program

Study Overview

This study is being conducted to test the feasibility of a 16-week behavioral sleep extension intervention in adults with obesity. It will also test the effects of this sleep program on the amount of time you sleep at night (sleep duration), daytime sleepiness, sleep disturbance, and health-related factors, such as weight, eating behaviors, overall wellbeing, and blood pressure. 

Study Description

All participants will receive a 16-week behavioral sleep extension treatment program. As part of the program, you will attend weekly individual sleep treatment visits for 6 weeks, followed by visits every 2 weeks for the remaining 10 weeks of the program. Therefore, there will be a total of 11 visits over the 16-weeks, most of which will be video telehealth visits. Participants will be asked to complete a daily sleep diary during the treatment program and measurements of sleepiness at each treatment visit.
Participants will complete an in-person screening visit, and if eligible, they will complete 3 in-person assessment visits during the study: at the start of the program (baseline), in the middle of the program (Week 8), and at the end of the program (Week 16). These in-person assessment visits will also include an individual sleep treatment visit.
Assessments include:
  Measurement of your normal, daily activities (including sleep) via a wrist device for 1-week assessment periods at baseline, mid-treatment, and end of treatment
  Questionnaires that ask about your sleep, health, eating behaviors, weight, wellbeing, and mental health
  Measurements of your height, weight, waist circumference, neck circumference, and vital signs, including blood pressure, at in-person assessment visits  
  24-hour food recalls completed online during the assessment periods
Participation in this study is approximately 19 weeks, which includes screening procedures and (if eligible) the 16-week sleep treatment program with assessment visits. Participants are eligible to receive up to $100 for study participation. The sleep health treatment program is provided at no cost as part of the study.

  Experience chronic short sleep at night (<6.5 hours/night)
  Age 18-50 years old
  Have high weight (BMI > 30 kg/m2)
  Desire to increase the number of hours you sleep per night
  Are available for study visits and assessments for 5 months
  Are free of type 1 and type 2 diabetes

Additional Information:

As a form of medical clearance, participants will be required to provide a completed form for study participation from their primary care provider to indicate that it is medically safe for them to participate in this study. 

  • Study Identifier: 852866

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