Monitored Breathing Awareness Therapy for Insomnia Disorder in Older Adults-2 (MBAT-2)

  • End date
    Dec 31, 2023
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Nalaka Gooneratne
Updated on 15 February 2022
sleep disorder


Insomnia can be a chronic problem that leads to significant daytime fatigue, stress and numerous negative health consequences including depression. Advanced Medical Electronics, in partnership with researchers are the University of Pennsylvania, propose developing an innovative, non-drug, low-risk, intervention that can be implemented on mobile devices for the treatment of insomnia

Condition Insomnia
Treatment Sleep education and relaxation 1, Sleep education and relaxation 2
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT03187340
SponsorNalaka Gooneratne
Last Modified on15 February 2022


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Inclusion Criteria

) Sleep onset latency > 30 min for at least 3 nights per

Exclusion Criteria

) Unable to perform tests due to inability to communicate
verbally/blindness, inability to write and read in English (the study
questionnaires are in English and do not exist in validated form for other
languages). 2) Cognitive impairment; cognitively impaired patients may not be
able to comply with the protocol). 3) History of a diagnosed non-insomnia
sleep disorder, such as sleep apnea or circadian rhythm disorder 4) Upper
extremity motor impairment that would preclude MBAT therapy (e.g
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