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Participate in a SleepWell Lab Study

The vision of the SleepWell lab is to prevent chronic conditions and improve people’s health and wellness by helping people sleep better.

Photoillustration of person's head with waveforms and location highlighted in cerebral cortexTo work toward this vision, the lab studies how sleep impacts function, learning, and overall health in adults with and without neurological conditions.

Researchers also look at how sleep interacts with or influences other factors such as fatigue, cognition, and pain, and they develop or assess the efficacy of non-pharmacological interventions (exercise intervention, tailoring of CBT-I to specific populations) to improve sleep.

SIESTA (Sleep Intervention to Enhance cognitive Status and reduce beTa-Amyloid)

The purpose of this study is to assess the efficacy of CBT-I on improving cognitive function and reducing the rate of beta-amyloid deposition in older adults with symptoms of insomnia.

You may be eligible to participate in SIESTA if you meet the following requirements:

  • Are 60-85 years old
  • Have experienced difficulty falling asleep, maintaining sleep, or waking up too early at least three nights per week for the past six months.
  • You do not have any other untreated sleep disorder (such as sleep apnea or restless leg syndrome).

For more information or to determine if you are eligible to participate in a study, please contact Eryen Nelson, the study coordinator, at 913-945-7349 (711 TTY) or provide your contact information online. Accommodations available upon request.


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Last modified: Jan 13, 2021