Distressing Dream Reporting and Effective Ambulatory Measurement of Sleep

What is the study about?

The goal of this study is to use several approaches to understand sleep disturbance in PTSD. We seek to understand the biology of nightmares, nightmare enactment, and sleep-related violent behaviors and factors that contribute to these problems.
Eligible participants will complete a sleep diary mobile app and wear a motion sensing wristband for 3 weeks. Participants may be eligible for a second part of the study involving several devices to measure their sleep at home.
Bed partners of participating individuals may also be eligible to participate.

How do I know if I qualify?

If you are 18 years or above and currently experiencing frequent nightmares, you may be a good candidate.

How do I get started?

Contact us directly to schedule a phone call to see if you would be a good fit for the study or fill out our interest form to see if you might be eligible for participation.


Participants will be compensated for their time with up to $509 for completion of the study. Bed partners of eligible participants may also be invited to participate and will be compensated for their participation.

More Information:

Study Sponsor: US Department of Defense

Study Status: Currently Enrolling

UCSF IRB Protocol: 20-30113