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Insomnia Symptoms Study

Understanding the sleeping patterns of people who have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep.

Researchers at The University of Sydney are trying to better understand the sleeping patterns of people who have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep. 

Interested individuals will be required to complete an online questionnaire to determine eligibility. If eligible, participants will be required to attend the Brain and Mind Centre for 3 visits over the course of the 4-week study.

The study involves logging your sleeping patterns over the 4-week period, and wearing a sleep monitoring device on your wrist. Following participation you will receive a personalised report that analyses your sleeping data over the study period.


You may be eligible to participate in this study if you:

  • Be 18 years or over
  • Indicate insomnia symptoms of moderate or greater severity
  • Provide informed consent
  • Be proficient in English
  • Not be diagnosed with a different sleep disorder (e.g. sleep apnea)
  • Not be currently taking medication for sleep problems (prescription, over-the-counter or complementary and/or alternative medicines)
  • Not be currently receiving psychological treatment for sleep problems
  • Not be pregnant, planning to conceive, breastfeeding, or less than 1 year post-partum
  • Not be diagnosed with a serious psychological or medical condition requiring intensive treatment or surgery
  • Not be undertaking shift work that includes regular night shifts
  • Not be intending to travel to a destination greater than 2 hours' time difference in the next 3 months

How to participate

If you are interested in assisting with this important and exciting area of research, please contact the study facilitator: Zahava Ambarchi on