Pregnancy Sleep Study: A Study on Insomnia During Pregnancy


Don’t all pregnant women have insomnia?

It is true that sleep disruptions are common during pregnancy.  Factors related to pregnancy, such as the need to use the bathroom frequently, can wake women up during the night.  However, women who have difficulty returning to sleep after waking, trouble falling asleep at the beginning of the night, and/or problems waking up too early, likely have insomnia disorder.

Who can participate in the study?

Women with insomnia who are 18 to 32 weeks pregnant and whose primary language is English or Spanish will be considered.

What does the study involve?

A screening interview will help study staff determine participant's eligibility 

Eligible women will receive 6 sleep therapy sessions at no cost.  

Participation also includes completion of a few surveys periodically. and wearing a small sleep monitering device (like a watch) on the wrist. 

Five weekly sessions will be scheduled during pregnancy and the last session will occur approximately six weeks after the baby is born. Treatment is available in both English and Spanish.

How can I reach the study?

Interested women can learn more about the study by contacting one of the study coordinators:

Elizabeth Rangel
(650) 723-2641

Michelle Reade
(650) 725-0947

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