Project ARISE

Help us better understand the relationship between sleep, stress & emotions, and how treating insomnia can help all three areas.

What is Insomnia?

Insomnia literally means ‘no sleep’ or ‘sleeplessness’. It is a clinical disorder characterised by an inability to sleep.
It can be the result of:

  • An inability to fall asleep
  • An inability to stay asleep
  • An inability to return to sleep after waking up during the night

Do I have Insomnia?

You might have insomnia if your inability to sleep is associated with daytime symptoms such as:

  • Fatigue
  • Poor concentration
  • Behavioural problems
  • Irritability
  • Problems completing tasks
  • Poor mood

Where does Project ARISE come in?

Insomnia is often made worse by stress, and daytime symptoms can often include emotional problems.

Our study aims to explore the relationships between sleep, stress, and emotions. By doing so, we hope to inform new ways to address emotional problems and stress in the context of insomnia.

What does the study involve?

  • Seven FREE weekly treatment sessions
  • Questionnaires & interviews
  • Two overnight stays at the Monash Sleep & Circadian Laboratory
  • Monitoring of your sleep/wake patterns
  • Three brief testing sessions before & after treatment

What is included?

You will receive 7 x 1 hour sessions of cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) with a clinician, the current gold standard treatment for insomnia. This is completely FREE and at no cost to you.

You will also be compensated up to $1050 for successfully completing all non-treatment components of the study.

You may be eligible if:

You are an adult (18-70 years old) experiencing insomnia and fluent in English. You do not need to experience stress or emotional problems to be eligible. You must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to take part.

Questions & Expressions of Interest:

We are currently taking expressions of interest for this study, which will launch in Feb 2022.

To express your interest, please click here to fill out an online form. You will be contacted when the study launches in Feb 2022.

If you have any questions, feel free to email us at project.arise@monash.edu.

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