In the SAD Lab, we are interested in investigating how to improve access to care for adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with poor sleep through the use of an app called DOZe.
Many AYAs do not complain about their sleep problems to adults, and they are at high risk for mental health issues. Additionally, some of the sleep problems of AYAs are unique, making pediatric and adult insomnia treatment programs unsuitable for this age group.
Apps are uniquely suited to improve access to effective, evidence-based treatments for both people who are not seeking treatment but are at-risk, as well as those that do seek treatment but have poor access to evidence-based treatments.
To participate in this research, visit dozeapp.ca.
To learn more about this project, check out this article in Ryerson’s Innovation Newsletter.