How the Study Works

How the Study Works

The study will require you to register an account, respond to surveys, complete tasks, and provide some of your physical activity data. Please read the information below to better understand each of these areas.

1. Register an Account

If you provide consent, you will be asked to allow the SleepHealth app to collect health and activity data from your iPhone and/or Apple Watch or wearable device(s).

2. Complete Health Surveys

We will ask you to answer questions about yourself, your medical history, and current health. You may choose not to answer certain questions, however, the more information you provide, the more insights we will be able to provide back to you and the more you will help the study. Additionally, we will ask you questions at the beginning of the study and every three months about your general health, sleep and alertness.

3. Complete Tasks

We may ask you to perform specific tasks while using your iPhone and/or Apple Watch.

Examples of such activities are:

  • To complete a 7-Day SleepHealth Tracker about your sleep and wake habits every 3 months.
  • To answer a question on the iPhone or Apple Watch to find out about your alertness level at the time the question is asked.
  • Complete an objective Alertness Test at random times during the day for 7 days every 3 months.

4. Provide Data

To better understand the way that your sleep habits and problems are affecting your alertness and health, we ask your permission to collect data from your iPhone, Apple Watch and other wearables, such as physical activity. Providing this information is optional and you may stop providing it at any time.

These surveys and tasks should take you no more than 20 minutes each week. You have the right to refuse to answer particular questions.