Sleep Plus Eating Routines for Weight Loss

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Rena R. Wing, The Miriam Hospital Identifier:
First received: October 26, 2012
Last updated: July 22, 2015
Last verified: July 2015
The present study will test the effectiveness of two different approaches for preparing overweight/obese individuals for weight loss: 1)providing important information about weight control, including dispelling common myths; or 2) developing a consistent sleep and eating routine to prepare for the challenges of a weight control intervention.

Condition Intervention Phase
Overweight and Obesity
Behavioral: Weight Loss Education
Behavioral: Sleep and Eating Routine
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Increasing Sleep Duration: A Novel Approach to Weight Control. Study 5-Randomized Trial of Sleep Plus Eating Routines as An Approach to Prepare Participants for Weight Loss

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Further study details as provided by The Miriam Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Weight [ Time Frame: 20 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Executive Control [ Time Frame: 4 and 20 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Executive control is measured by a variety of computer assessments. These include Go-No Go, delayed discounting, and perseverence as measured by mirror tracing and a hand grip task.

Estimated Enrollment: 90
Study Start Date: October 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: August 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date: August 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Weight Loss Education
Provides participants with important information about weight control and healthy eating prior to treatment to prepare participants for participation in a weight loss program and enhance outcomes.
Behavioral: Weight Loss Education
Active Comparator: Sleep and Eating Routine
Establish a consistent sleep and eating routine prior to treatment to prepare participants for participation in a weight loss program and enhance outcomes.
Behavioral: Sleep and Eating Routine


Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years to 65 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • age 21 to 65
  • BMI 25 to 45
  • sleep 7 hours or less most nights

Exclusion Criteria:

  • use of medications affecting sleep
  • sleep apnea
  • shift work
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01717352

United States, Rhode Island
Weight Control & Diabetes Research Center
Providence, Rhode Island, United States, 02903
Sponsors and Collaborators
The Miriam Hospital
Principal Investigator: Rena R Wing, PhD The Miriam Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: Rena R. Wing, Professor of Psychiatry & Human Behavior, The Miriam Hospital Identifier: NCT01717352     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: U01CA150387-Study 5 
Study First Received: October 26, 2012
Last Updated: July 22, 2015
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by The Miriam Hospital:
Weight loss

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Weight Loss
Body Weight
Body Weight Changes
Signs and Symptoms processed this record on May 26, 2016