Circadian Therapeutics are seeking vision-impaired individuals between 18 – 70 years to participate in a research project exploring experiences of sleep and daily rhythm disruption.
In partnership with the Blind Veterans UK, Circadian Therapeutics is running a survey to identify sleep and circadian disruption experienced by vision impaired individuals in order to provide informed feedback to the Visually Impaired UK community about living with sleep and circadian disruption. The research team are now opening up the survey to members of the nystagmus community.
The aim and purpose of the survey:
Sleep and biological daily rhythms (circadian rhythms) are essential to maintaining the healthy balance and functioning of the mind and body. Our master internal circadian clock coordinates our body’s daily physiological and behavioural cycles to the Earth’s solar day – including daytime alertness and sleep timing, to synchronization of changes in hormone secretion, to fluctuations in mood and cognitive ability.
Sleep and circadian rhythm disruption (SCRD) is widely experienced in our communities, with the scope of the problem often underreported. Common suffers range from teenagers, new mothers and shift workers, to individuals with depression and the severely Vision Impaired, and is an underlying feature in many of the most challenging diseases of our time, including cardiovascular disease, cancer and neuropsychiatric diseases.
The Sleep and Circadian Health Survey
The aim of this survey is to identify sleep and circadian disruption experienced by Vision Impaired individuals in order to provide informed feedback to the Visually Impaired UK community about living with sleep and circadian disruption.
Participants will be asked to complete a questionnaire (online or by telephone) to understand more about vision status, health, and sleep. The questionnaire will also assess eligibility to participate in Part 2 of the research study: including 4-weeks of at-home sleep and daily rhythm monitoring, and possibly followed by a 2-night stay at the Blind Veterans UK Centre in Brighton to measure a series of physiological and biological markers.
If you would like to complete the survey, or have any questions please contact Circadian Therapeutics:
Via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
By phone: 01865 841 532