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for people ages 55–80 (full criteria)
at San Francisco, California
study started
estimated completion:



This study is a validation study to document the acceptability of the Tonic and Phasic Alertness Training (TAPAT) training program in older adults with chronic late-life insomnia. The goal of this study is to employ a computerized attention-training program, TAPAT, designed for chronic late-life insomnia in a randomized, controlled trial to assess feasibility and initial efficacy in this population.




You can join if…

Open to people ages 55–80

  • Participant must be between ages 55 and 80.
  • Participant must meet current diagnostic criteria for Primary Insomnia Disorder based on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5).
  • Participant with hypertension must be undergoing treatment for this condition and on a stable medication regimen for hypertension for ≥ 8 weeks prior to screening.
  • Participant must be a fluent English speaker
  • Participant must have adequate visual, auditory, and motor capacity to use computerized intervention
  • Participant must be willing to wear Microsoft Band 2 watch to track sleep patterns

You CAN'T join if...

  • Participants with cognitive impairment, delirium or dementia, or evidence of cognitive impairment from a pre-existing cause.
  • Participants with untreated psychiatric conditions, including substance abuse/dependence disorders, untreated obstructive sleep apnea, diagnosis of other sleep disorders (e.g., restless legs syndrome), recent hospitalization, ongoing chemotherapy or other cancer treatment, and concurrent engagement in another insomnia treatment.
  • Participants enrolled in another concurrent research study.
  • Participants who have difficulty performing assessments or comprehending or following spoken instructions, in the judgment of the screening clinician.
  • Participants using computer-based cognitive training programs or has used them within a month of the consent date.


  • Posit Science Corporation
    San Francisco, California, 94111, United States


in progress, not accepting new patients
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March 7, 2018