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PREPARE FOR YOUR INTAKE VISIT

If you have recently completed your online survey and were selected to come in for the CHARTS study, then congratulations! You are now one of a small group of people that will help us better understand how sleep is related to health.

Your first visit for the study is called an "intake." This just means that we will be "taking you in" to the study program. There are a few things you should know about this visit:

1. You are responsible for getting to your appointment on time. We all work very hard to be as flexible as we can with our schedule so that we can accomodate your schedule. Please do what you can to be on time or, at least, give us a call or email if you are running late. If you need directions, just click here.

2. The visit can take 3 hours. We perform a very thorough assessment of you and your sleep, and this can take a few hours to complete. Some people will be finished quickly, and others will take the full time (or longer). It is hard to know ahead of time how long it will take. Make sure you schedule your time accordingly, and maybe even bring a snack if you need one. You will be able to take as many breaks as you need.

3. You probably don't need to bring anything with you. We will supply any equipment or supplies you will need. If you need glasses to read, you should bring those. You should also make sure you wear comfortable clothes, and shoes that you can take on and off easily. If you currently take any medications or supplements, bring in a list of the name, dose, and when you take them.

4. You should expect a thorough assessment. Basically, this visit will go through a step-by-step process. It will involve (1) describing the complete study in detail to you and having you provide consent, (2) taking measurements, such as height, weight, blood pressure, and body size, (3) completing some reaction time tests, (4) asking about your medical history -- what illnesses have you or other family members had and what medications you are taking, (5) having you complete some more questionnaires about your sleep and health, (6) collecting a sliva sample, and (7) giving you a device to take home that will measure your sleep for one night. There are no drugs in this study, and this part of the study does not involve any blood collection -- just questions, a few measurements, and a saliva sample.

5. Wear comfortable clothes. As part of the assessment, we will be taking some measurements (like body size, blood pressure, etc.). These measurements will be easier if you are wearing comfortable clothes that you can move around in.

Do you have any questions?

Feel free to contact the coordinator by email or phone at (520) 626-6346.

 

 

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