Center for Innovation in Sleep Self-Management

PI: Eeeseung Byun; Co-Investigators: Kyra Becker, Susan M. McCurry, Hilaire J. Thompson
UW SoN Research Intramural Funding Program

There is a fundamental gap in our understanding of sleep disturbance following subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). One third of SAH survivors subjectively report sleep disturbances, and sleep disturbance has detrimental consequences on daily functional ability, work performance, employability, and quality of life. Sleep disturbance often goes untreated during clinical care, and currently there are no evidence-based interventions to treat sleep disturbance after SAH.  Surprisingly, few studies have examined sleep and sleep disturbances using objective sleep measures in SAH survivors.  To date, there has been no investigation to determine strategies for improving sleep disturbance following SAH. Thus, this study will employ a cross-sectional study with 30 subjects to 1) describe the nature of sleep disturbance, and 2) explore interest in and engagement with self-management practices to promote sleep health in SAH survivors in outpatient setting.  Findings from the proposed study will provide new knowledge about SAH survivors at high risk for developing sleep disturbance and provide critical data for future R01 grant applications designed to develop and test targeted interventions to reduce sleep disturbance in SAH survivors.