Thank you participating in Shades for Sleep!

This page includes instructions for the study and should answer many of your questions.

 

If there is anything that comes up that you aren't sure about, please don't hesitate to contact us @ shadesforsleep@gmail.com or 929-277-7137

Baseline

  • This phase of the study tells us what your typical sleep and behavior habits are.

  • What you do:

    • Complete the daily surveys​

    • Wear the GENEactiv watch 24/7 (except when showering) on your non-dominant hand (the one you don't write with)

  • How long does it last

    • Friday-Wednesday​

  • What's next?​

    • On Wednesday, head to the lab and pick up your first pair of glasses​

Phase one

  • This phase of the study lets us test whether wearing the UV glasses influences your sleep or daily habits

  • What you do:

    • Put the UV glasses on every night three hours before the time you want to go to bed

    • Send us a selfie every day to show off the glasses (929-277-7137)

    • Complete the daily surveys

    • Wear the GENEactiv watch 24/7 (except when showering) on your non-dominant hand (the one you don't write with)

    • Complete the follow-up survey

  • How long does it last

    • Wednesday-Wednesday​

  • How much will I earn?​

    • For each day you wear the glasses and complete the survey, you'll earn $1 - this adds up quickly, you can earn up to a total of $84 for participating in the study!

  • What's next?​

    • After you wear the UV glasses for seven nights, return to the lab to get your next pair of glasses​

Washout

  • This phase of the study gives your body a chance to get back to its baseline. Please don't wear any glasses before bed

  • What you do:

    • Complete the daily surveys​

    • Wear the GENEactiv watch 24/7 (except when showering) on your non-dominant hand (the one you don't write with)

  • How long does it last

    • Wednesday-Monday​

  • What's next?​

    • Following the washout period, you will start wearing the orange glasses for a week

Phase two

  • This phase of the study lets us test whether wearing the orange glasses influences your sleep or daily habits

  • What you do:

    • Put the orange glasses on every night three hours before the time you want to go to bed

    • Send us a selfie every day to show off the glasses (929-277-7137)

    • Complete the daily surveys

    • Wear the GENEactiv watch 24/7 (except when showering) on your non-dominant hand (the one you don't write with)

    • Complete the follow-up survey

  • How long does it last

    • Wednesday-Wednesday​

  • How much will I earn?​

    • For each day you wear the glasses and complete the survey, you'll earn $1 - this adds up quickly, you can earn up to a total of $79 for participating in the study!

  • What's next?​

    • After you wear the orange glasses for seven nights, return them to the lab.​

Follow-Up

  • After you have completed the active part of the study, you will be contacted once a month to complete a follow-up survey. You'll earn $5 at Amazon for each survey you complete.

Sample calendar

FAQ

  • Oops! I forgot to put on my glasses, what should I do??

    • If you totally forget, just indicate that on your next daily survey and wear them the next night.​

    • If you remember before bed, just put them on for as long as possible and note how long you actually wore them when you do the survey.

    • If you forget two days in a row, you will need to start over, if you want to continue in the study. Just e-mail us and we'll set you up shadesforsleep@gmail.com

  • Is the GENEactiv waterproof?​

    • Not really, please don't wear it in the shower or swimming, but exercise or other sweaty activities are OK.​

  • I took off my GENEactiv to shower and forgot to put it back on!​

    • That's OK, just put it back on as soon as you remember. When you return it, let Alexa know.​

  • Where's my money?​

    • We will keep a tally of the money you earn during the active study (up to $5 for the baseline, $17 for Phase One, $5 for the washout, $22 for Phase Two) and pa​y you at the end with a gift card to Amazon. The $5 per follow-up survey will be paid when you complete each survey.