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Veterans Affairs seeks Gulf War participants for sleep study

| Monday, July 17, 2017, 1:27 p.m.

A Veterans Affairs study is seeking Gulf War veterans who have trouble falling or staying asleep for a test of phone-based therapy.

Eligible participants can receive up to $435 compensation. The purpose of the San Francisco-based study is to see whether helping Gulf War veterans sleep better will help with symptoms of other Gulf War illnesses.

The non-medication treatment seeks to change sleeping habits and misconceptions about insomnia. Participation involves a screening interview, self-report questionnaires, eight weekly cognitive behavioral therapy sessions by phone and tracking sleep habits in a diary.

To find out more, contact Nina Alpert at 415-221-4810, ext. 24602, or at nina.alpert@va.gov.

Brian Bowling is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-850-1218, bbowling@tribweb.com or via Twitter @TribBrian.

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