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Study Recruitment

Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Insomnia Study

Description

This study will compare mindfulness meditation to sleep hygiene counseling in treating insomnia and improving quality of life in individuals with MS.

Participation

To participate, volunteers must be adults with a diagnosis of MS who suffer from chronic insomnia. They must be willing to come to Griffin Hospital for three assessments throughout the study, and to attend a weekly, two-hour training session for eight weeks and one eight-hour weekend session, and wear a Fitbit activity monitor (provided to volunteers) for several weeks to record their sleep data.

Selection & Compensation

Volunteers will be randomly assigned to training on either mindfulness or sleep hygiene, which will be offered at either Griffin Hospital or the Yale Stress Center.  They will receive $200 for their role in the training and assessment, which will be provided free of charge. 

Contact Information

For information, call 203-732-1265, extension 220 for Sue, or extension 300 for Rockiy.

Funding

This study is funded by a grant from the State of Connecticut’s Biomedical Research Trust Fund.  

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