Insomnia PTSD - Clinical Trial
What is the Purpose of this Study?
We are doing this study to understand how your sleep can effect biomarkers of heart disease in people with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and insomnia.
Insomnia and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Who Can Participate in the Study?
-Adults, ages 40 – 59
-Have or could possibly have PTSD
What is Involved?
If you choose to join this study, and are eligible to participate, you will complete some activities for a week, which include:
-Wear a wristband monitor for one week (we will give this to you)
-Keep a sleep diary for 1 week while you wear the wristband
-Collect your urine for 24 hours
-Wear a blood pressure monitor for 24 hours
-Provide a blood sample
-An ultrasound on your arm (done in-person at the clinic)
After the first week, you will:
-Report on your sleep daily
-Be assigned to Group 1 or Group 2
---Group 1 will get 8 weeks of sessions of in-person treatment for insomnia.
---Group 2 will have the study coordinator contact you once a week to check in about your sleep symptoms
After that you will:
-Complete the same activities as you did at the beginning of the study
-Come in six months later to do the activities again