Between 50 and 70 million Americans are currently suffering from poor sleep. The short and long-term effects of poor sleep negatively impact a person’s overall health, mood and executive functioning. Current approaches to studying sleep involve the use of sophisticated sleep labs with expensive clinical equipment that requires the participant to spend an often-uncomfortable night in a hospital or clinic. As a result, traditional research has only studied a small percent of people with clinical sleep problems.
Can we use cheap, non-invasive, remote technology, to better understand sleep and the sleep factors that contribute to how we think, respond, and feel after sleep. What new insights does this enable over traditional sleep studies?
This study is ongoing. Results will be available late fall 2016.