Evening media use can have a negative impact on sleep, but we also know that media use can have many benefits for youth and families as well. At the Garrison Lab at Seattle Children’s Research Institute, we want to learn whether a mind-body awareness intervention can help youth and families continue to enjoy evening media use while decreasing the negative impact on sleep. Through our Sleepazoid study, we hope to use our findings to help youth improve their sleep.

We are looking for 60 youth (11 – 14 years) who have trouble sleeping, use 1+ hour of media in the evening before bed, and are willing to participate in a five- to six-month study along with a parent or guardian. The youth must not be taking medications which directly affect your sleep (such as melatonin or stimulants), must sleep in the same home for most nights of the week, must have access to at least 2 electronic devices (such as tablets, smartphones, or laptop) and both youth and parent/guardian must be comfortable speaking and reading in English.

If you think this study might be a good fit for your family, please have the parent or guardian complete the screening survey at this link. This brief survey will help us see if you are eligible for the study. If it is clear from the survey that your family would not be eligible for the study, you will be told this at the end of the survey. If you seem to be a possible fit for the study, the survey will collect your contact information and a member from our study team will contact you via telephone to answer any questions you have, clarify whether you are eligible for the study, and schedule you for the consent conference and first assessment session.

This study is funded by a grant from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health of the NIH to the Seattle Children’s Research Institute (1R61AT009859, PI: Michelle M. Garrison, PhD).