Call for Type 2 Diabetic Participants: RESTED – non-REM Sleep inTervention to improve Diabetes

 posted by | 15/03/2019

We would like to invite you to take part in a study looking at the effects of a sound intervention during sleep on glucose levels in type 2 diabetic participants.

Title of Study: RESTED – nonREM Sleep inTervention to improve Diabetes

If you are interested in taking part, we would ask you to spend 3 nights (approximately one week apart) in our Sleep and Cognition Laboratory. On arrival, you would be asked to complete some sleep-related questionnaires and would be fitted with face and scalp electrodes to measure muscle tone and brain activity during sleep. During the night, we would ask you to wear some sleep-comfortable earphones delivering a quiet sound (this will not wake you) and on night 2, a small non-invasive device called a continuous glucose monitor which will fitted and worn for 14 days. In the morning, you will have the opportunity to have a shower and on days 2 and 3, will be asked to relax for 2 hours in the lab whilst completing a short reaction-time task, have a sugary drink and an oral glucose test.

We are specifically looking for 25 participants who have a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes and are not on any other kinds of medication than metformin to treat your diabetes.

This research could have important implications for improving glucose control and sleep in type 2 diabetics.
£50 to be paid on completion of study.

If you would like more information including an information sheet, or/and are interested in taking part, please contact Jen Johnson:

IRAS project ID : 251996 REC reference: 19/EM/0001

Nottingham NHS Research Ethics Committee Approved

Story submitted by Jennifer Johnson