Research Centre: Faculty of Health Sciences Sleep Laboratory
Location: Level 6 East Multi-Building (Building 5) Hospital Rd, Concord
Lead Doctor: Associate Professor Chin Moi Chow
Ethics Committee: This study has been reviewed and approved by University of Sydney Human Research Ethics Committee and HREC of the Sydney Local Health District – Concord Repatriation General Hospital
When a woman experiences the absence of menstrual periods for 12 months, she might be going through menopause. Menopause can cause various changes to a woman’s physical, emotional and mental well-being. However, this does not happen overnight. It is a gradual process and symptoms vary from woman to woman.
The usual complaints of most women are hot flashes, mood disorders, insomnia, sleep apnoea, snoring, and other sleep disorders. This study seeks to investigate the potential benefit of a new approach to improving sleep quality in women who are experiencing menopause.
This study seeks adults aged 45 to 65 years old who are in their first 2 years of experiencing menopause. Participants are required to attend 5 non-consecutive overnight stays at the research site over approximately 4 weeks and will be compensated for their time and travel expenses. Meals will also be provided during overnight stays at the research site. Through participation in this study, participants may help researchers understand how this new approach can potentially improve sleep quality and help manage menopause symptoms in menopausal women.
- You may experience improvements in menopause symptoms.
- You may be taught how to better manage menopausal symptoms.
- You may experience improvements in quality of sleep.
- You will be compensated for your time and travel.
- You will be provided meals during your overnight stay.
- You will be helping to advance medical research.
- If you decide to participate in the study and later feel that you no longer wish to be part of it, you may withdraw at any time.
- Your records relating to this study and any other information received will be kept strictly confidential, except as required by the law.
- Qualified health professionals will monitor your health as it relates to the study.
Who Can Participate?
- Women aged 45 to 65 years old who are experiencing menopause
- Must be in their first two years of menopause
- Able to attend one clinical visit and 5 non-consecutive overnight visits at the research site over approximately 4 weeks.