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Sleep Study for People with Spinal Cord Injury

Are you or someone you know part of the NWRSCIS long-term study? Feel free to call or email us to find out (206-221-7545 or scisleep@uw.edu) because researchers in the UW Department of Rehabilitation Medicine are currently recruiting for a new study about sleep.

Chronic sleep disturbance is a common, but poorly understood problem for people who have a spinal cord injury (SCI). Poor sleep can lead to depression, increased pain, weight gain, and poor overall health. Although there are effective treatments for sleep problems, there are no easy, valid ways to measure sleep dysfunction that have been tailored for people with SCI.

The goal of this research is to show that sleep is important and might contribute to a number of problems for people with SCI. Improving our understanding of the nature of sleep disturbance in people with SCI will ultimately lead to new or adapted therapies for people living with paralysis.

You may be eligible for this study if you, 1) are 21-75 years old, 2) have a traumatic SCI at C5 or below, 3) are at least one year post injury, and 4) live within one hour of Seattle.  Earn up to $50 for participation!

Contact us at 206-221-7545 or scisleep@uw.edu for more information. If you choose to send an email, the University of Washington cannot guarantee confidentiality of the email.