Welcome

main2Thank you for showing interest in our Veterans Sleep Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. We seek to understand and improve veterans’ sleep through research studies involving both veteran and civilian participants. For more information about our studies, click on the study links at the top of the page, or you may click below to review brief summaries of each.

If you would like to participate in a study or learn more about our research, please contact Becca Campbell at 412-383-2131 or campbellrl3@upmc.edu, or text sleepwell (healthy sleepers) or couples (for those interested in the Military Couples Sleep Study) to 412-999-2758.

Please click on the “Directions” link at the top of the page for more information, maps, and pictures for our location.

Study for Healthy Sleepers (SFeRe): Click for details

This study seeks to examine how short term sleep loss affects emotional processing in healthy individuals who may or may not have served in the military

Looking for participants who:
• Are 18-30 years old
• Are right handed
• Have good physical and psychological health
• Have good sleep

Click Here to See if you are Eligible

Military Couples Sleep Study (MCSS): Click for details

This study seeks to examine the impact of deployment on sleep, cardiovascular health, and relationship functioning within a couple.

Looking for participants who:
– are either married or have cohabitated for at least 1 year
– are between 18-50 years old
– are not pregnant or breastfeeding
– and do not have children less than 6 months of age

Additionally, at least one member of the couple must have prior or current military service and must have deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), or Operation New Dawn (OND).

Service Members and Veterans with Sleep Disturbances (iREST): Click for details

iREST seeks to assess the feasibility, usability and acceptability of a mobile phone app designed to be used by military service members and veterans with chronic sleep disturbances in order to support self-help efforts to improve sleep.

We are looking for women and men who:
– are above the age of 18
– are currently serving or have served in the military
– own a smartphone
– experience sleep disturbances such as trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or feeling poorly rested


If you are experiencing a psychiatric emergency in Allegheny County, please call the Resolve Crisis Line at 1-888-7-YOUCAN (1-888-796-8226) or call 911.

If you are military personnel or a veteran outside of Allegheny County and are experiencing a psychiatric emergency, call 1-800-273-TALK and press “1” for help.