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Sleep disruption, sleep deprivation and sleep disorders are common, yet we are only beginning to understand their impact on our health and well-being.

YOU can play a key role in building this knowledge and learn something about your own sleep by participating in the The Ontario Sleep and Brain Health Study.
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Healthy sleep, healthy brain

Preventing Alzheimer's disease and other causes of cognitive impairment, or slowing its progression, are among the key public health challenges facing Canada today.

Many older Canadians experience disrupted or inadequate sleep and recent studies suggest that poor sleep may be a key contributor to poor brain health. However, there is a lot that we don't know about this link.

You can play a key role in building this knowledge and learn something about your own sleep by participating in the Ontario Sleep and Brain Health Study.

The Ontario Sleep and Brain Health Study will evaluate the sleep and biological rhythms of 300 Ontarians with and without brain diseases participating in existing Ontario-based studies of brain health in aging.

The goal is to understand better the aspects of sleep disruption that most impact the risk and progression of cognitive impairment in older adults, the causes of cognitive impairment that are most affected and the underlying biological mechanisms of these effects.

This may help us design novel sleep-based interventions to enhance brain health and slow or prevent cognitive decline in adults with and without Alzheimer's disease, and other causes of cognitive impairment.

No visit to a sleep lab is required. The entire study will take place in your own home. We will mail all the necessary equipment to you. Step 1: Wear a wristwatch that measures your sleep for 10 days. Step 2: Wear a simple portable device to measure your breathing in sleep for one night. Step 3: Fill out a simple questionnaire.