Trouble Sleeping
at Night?
Join a University of Maryland research study evaluating sleep and daytime functions in adults ages 60 to 85
Study Conducted At Your Home
Compensation Provided
Fewer than 6.5hrs of Sleep per day
Able to Operate a Computer and Smartphone
60 - 85 Years Old
Fast Facts
About this research study:
Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine are looking for individuals struggling with insomnia (i.e., trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or both) to participate in a research study evaluating sleep and daytime functions in older adults.
Additional Information
Why is this study being done?
This study evaluates sleep and daytime functions in older adults that do not sleep more than 6.5 hours per day.
Is this study for me?
This study is for you if you meet the following criteria.

You must:
  1. Be 60-85 years old
  2. Have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or both
  3. Own and able to operate a smartphone
  4. Own and able to operate a desktop or laptop computer (Windows program)
  5. Comfortable wearing the activity tracker
  6. Sleep fewer than 6.5 hours per 24 hours
You must not:
  1. Have a history of stroke
  2. Have a diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease
  3. Use any tobacco products
  4. Use marijuana
  5. Use recreational drugs
What will happen if I participate in the study?
The entire study takes place remotely, in your home or wherever you are staying. The study will take about a month.

Once enrolled, you will complete a baseline assessment that includes thinking tasks on a computer, self-report surveys, and a verbal interview. You will also complete a home sleep apnea test (HSAT) for two nights.

During the study, you will wear an activity tracker for two weeks. You will also complete four surveys per day on a smartphone, which will take about 2 minutes each.
Will I be paid for being in this research study?
You will be compensated for participating in the study up to $250.
Will it cost me anything to participate in this study?
There is no cost for you to participate in the study.