Insomnia study

The impact of cognitive-behavioural treatment for insomnia on stress-related insomnia, emotion regulation, and inflammation among individuals with primary insomnia and insomnia with comorbid depression

About this study

More than 10% of Canadians currently suffer from insomnia. Insomnia has a significant impact on physical and mental health, contributes to rising medical costs, limits workplace productivity, and alters social well-being.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia is the gold standard for insomnia treatment and can be administered without medication or intrusive medical equipment. At Concordia University, we use brain imaging technology in order to non-invasively measure brain activity during sleep as well as during cognitive tasks. Our goal is to investigate how the brain changes in response to therapy, so that we can improve treatment for individuals suffering from insomnia.

You will receive the treatment for free and up to $180 for your participation.


  • Problems falling or staying asleep: You have problems falling asleep, staying asleep or you wake up earlier than desired.
  • No other known sleep disorders: You do not have any know sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome or REM sleep behaviour disorder.
  • No night shifts: You do not currently work night shifts nor will in the near future.
  • Not currently pregnant: You are not currently pregnant or breast feeding.

Interested In This Study?

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