Do you have trouble sleeping and current or past Depression?
What is the purpose of this research study?
This study examines differences in processing sleep-related information in people who have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, but have no history of depression compared with those who have trouble sleeping and also have current or past depression.
In this study, we will review questionnaires that participants fill out, including 2 weeks of baseline sleep diary monitoring, and participants will complete 2 overnight sleep studies. During the sleep study we will monitor the electrical activity brain while sleeping (EEG), airflow and associated breathing effort, body movements, oxygen saturations, and your heart rate and rhythm (EKG). This type of study, which is a standard procedure for the evaluation of sleep disorders, is provided to you at no cost.
Other evaluations in this study will see how participants perform on tests of attention. Click here to view a video about our program (Windows Media Player required).
If you typically or just sometimes take medications to help you sleep, you will be asked to discontinue them during the two weeks of baseline monitoring and for the overnight sleep studies.
What are the possible benefits of the study?
There is no direct benefit to you expected from participating in this study. You will however receive a detailed evaluation of your sleep/sleep disorder at no cost to you. Further, we hope the information learned from this study will benefit patients experiencing insomnia.
What other choices do I have if I do not participate?
If you choose not to be in the study you may want to talk to your personal physician about treatments for sleep problems. You may benefit from a referral to a sleep specialist.
Will I be paid for being in this study?
You will be compensated for your participation in this study
Can I participate in this study?
You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:
· Conditions: Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep and current Depression or History of Depression
· Age: Between 25 - 65 Years
· Gender: Male or Female
Use the form on the upper right corner to contact the study's staff