Periodically wearing a sleep-monitoring watch (see image below)
The sleep monitoring device is called an Actiwatch
This is a watch-size device to be worn on your wrist. It contains a movement sensor that records even very slight movements of your wrist. The information is used to derive data on your sleep during the night and your activity level throughout the day.
The study is being conducted at two sites: Stanford University (California) and the National Jewish Health (Colorado).
The Stanford Supervisors
RACHEL MANBER, PHD, CBSM
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Director of the Stanford Sleep Health and Insomnia Program (SHIP)
Specialty Certification in Behavioral Sleep Medicine (CBSM)
Dr. Manber is an international expert in the treatment of insomnia. She is a clinical psychologist who has been treating adults, children, and adolescents with sleep disorders for over 25 years. Dr. Manber has written two books to help patients improve their sleep and another to guide clinicians in use of CBT for insomnia with their own patients.
Dr. Clete A. Kushida is a neurologist who specializes in the diagnosis and management of sleep related breathing disorders (e.g., obstructive sleep apnea), sleep-related movement disorders (e.g., restless legs syndrome), and parasomnias (e.g., sleepwalking, REM sleep behavior disorder). He is a neurologist, a professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford, medical director of the Stanford Sleep Medicine Center, and director of the Stanford Center for Human Sleep Research. He is founding president of the World Sleep Society, past president of the World Sleep Federation, past president of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and founding president of the California Sleep Society. Dr. Kushida has conducted basic and clinical sleep research since 1977, served as principal investigator for numerous large federally and industry sponsored studies, and his research interests include the anatomic and physiologic changes associated with sleep apnea, the management of restless legs syndrome, and countermeasures for sleep loss. He has authored or edited over 150 publications; he has also authored or edited six books, including serving as editor-in-chief of the largest publication on the field of sleep to date, the Encyclopedia of Sleep (4 volumes, 429 chapters, 748 authors). Additional information on Dr. Kushida’s academic profile can be found here.
Please click on the link below to provide contact information so that a member of the research staff can contact you. You can also complete a brief checklist to see if you meet basic eligibility criteria for the study.