Protecting Health In Later Life
The purpose of this study is to see whether protecting sleep quality in later life is important in continued healthy aging. The value of education in healthy sleep practices along with reducing time in bed each night by going to bed 30 minutes later, and of healthy dietary practices will be tested for their effects on sleep quality, health, and well being.
Behavioral: Modest sleep deprivation with sleep hygiene education
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
|Official Title:||AGEWISE Project 4: PROTECTING HEALTH IN LATER LIFE|
- Polysomnographic measures of sleep consolidation, sleep depth and daytime sleepiness at baseline, 6mos.,12mos., 18mos.,30 mons.
- Clinical measures of sleep quality, general functioning, mental health at baseline,6 mos., 12 mons., 18mons.,30mons.
|Study Start Date:||June 2003|
The goal of this project is to test the efficacy of restricting time in bed and education in healthy sleep practices for maintaining or even enhancing sleep consolidation and depth in subjects aged 75+ who are at risk for decay in sleep quality and daytime well being; to determine the associated benefits for health; and to examine the persistence of such effects for 12 months beyond the end of the 18-month intervention. This project focuses not on pathology but on prevention of sleep decay and preservation of sleep in individuals who have already evidenced successful aging.
|Principal Investigator:||Charles F. Reynolds lll, M.D.||University of Pittsburgh|