We are inviting people with both insomnia and sleep apnea to participate in a research study that investigates non-medication insomnia therapy.

We are investigating two ways in which the insomnia therapy can be provided -- one is internet-based and the other involves meeting with a therapist.

By participating in this study you will help us determine how to help people diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea and insomnia sleep better.

If you are interested in our study and would like to learn more about how you can participate, please click on the down arrows in the menu below.

Meet our team:

The Study Supervisors

Rachel Manber, Phd, CBSM

Dr. Rachel Manber, professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, is the director of the Program. She is a clinical psychologist, certified by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine in the practice of Behavioral Sleep Medicine. She has been treating adults, children, and adolescents with different types of insomnia for over 20 years. She has trained many to provide non-drug treatments for insomnia. Dr. Manber heads the Stanford Treatment Research Laboratory dedicated to improving the treatments of insomnia and depression. Dr. Manber founded and headed the Insomnia and Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program at the Stanford Sleep Disorders Clinic until 2014. She remains an affiliate of the Stanford Sleep Disorders Clinic. Additional information on Dr. Manber’s academic profile can be found here.

Clete A. Kushida, MD, PhD, FAASM

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.

The Study Coordinators

Elizabeth Rangel, BA

Office Phone: (650) 723.2641

401 Quarry Rd

Stanford, CA 94304

Office #3346

Email: erangel@stanford.edu 

Aysha Abraibesh, MPA

Office Phone: (650) 739.3582

401 Quarry Road 

Stanford, CA 94304

Office #3346

Email: aysha.abraibesh@stanford.edu