The field of sleep medicine and research is constantly evolving and changing as we learn more about the human body, mind, and how we sleep. There are hundreds of scientists across the country performing exciting research which they’re inviting you to be a part of! You can be a part of shaping sleep medicine in Canada by perusing the opportunities below.

Are you a health care worker experiencing insomnia?

HCW-CBTi study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of a new technology program. You are invited to engage in remote and virtual participation using an internet-enabled device to access Digi-CBTi for 12 weeks.

This study is currently recruiting health care workers practicing and residing in Canada that are experiencing sleep problems as well as dealing with frontline management of patients. Participants will need to have access to a mobile phone or computer with internet.

For more information, click here.
For any questions, please contact the research team at

HCW-CBTi study

Better Nights, Better Days for Children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders Program

Are you a Canadian resident that has a child with a neurodevelopmental disorder that is 4-12 years old and has difficulties falling asleep and/or staying asleep?

Better Nights, Better Days for Children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders is a free, online program based on behavioural principles that supports parents of children aged 4-12 years old with a neurodevelopmental disorder who experience difficulties falling and/or staying asleep.

Our online program encourages positive behaviours that will help children achieve a better quality and quantity of sleep throughout the night. To see if the program is a good fit for you and your child, visit our website: Can I Participate? | BNBD (

If you have any questions about the study, please email!

Healthy Sleep for Healthy Children

An interdisciplinary team of investigators (Drs. Penny Corkum, Shelly Weiss, and Elizabeth Keys) at Dalhousie University have created an eLearning professional development program for healthcare providers, titled Healthy Sleep for Healthy Children. The purpose of this program is to provide accessible education to healthcare providers about pediatric insomnia, pediatric sleep disorders, different sleep measures, and insomnia interventions, which can benefit them and their patients.

A usability study is being conducted with this program over the next 3-4 weeks, and physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, and psychologists across Canada are being recruited to participate in the study. This study will help researchers gather feedback from healthcare providers with regards to how they can improve this training program.

Healthy Sleep for Healthy Children is an online eLearning program. The professional development program includes four sessions, with each session lasting approximately 25-30 minutes. Participants can complete the program at their own pace over a 2-week time period. Participants will be asked to complete a questionnaire before they start the program, and after completion of the program. The questionnaires will take participants ~30 minutes in total. To complete the entire study, it is estimated that participants will need to spend 2.5 hours over the course of 2 weeks.

Please complete this screening questionnaire if you are interested in participating in this study:

If you have any study questions, please email!

Healthy Sleep for Healthy Children

Do you suffer from insomnia ?

Participants needed for an Insomnia treatment study

Participants needed for an Insomnia treatment study

Do you have narcolepsy or hypersomnia?
We are looking for patients for a new study

With this study we hope to learn more about the causes and brain effects of idiopathic hypersomnia and narcolepsy.

Sleep Apnea Care in Canada: A Patient Survey / La prise en charge de l’apnée du sommeil au Canada: un sondage auprès des patients

Have you been diagnosed with sleep apnea?

You are invited to participate in a UBC study, “Sleep Apnea Care in Canada: A Patient Survey”.
This study is led by Dr. Nick Bansback (University of British Columbia) and Dr. Sachin Pendharkar (University of Calgary) and funded by the Canadian Sleep and Circadian Network.

We aim:

  • To see how health service delivery and costs for sleep apnea differ regionally; and
  • To identify barriers to optimal sleep apnea diagnosis and management in Canada.

This 20-minute online survey will ask you a series of questions about how you were diagnosed with sleep apnea, the treatments you have tried, the health care providers involved in your care, as well as the impact of sleep apnea on driving and at work. The information obtained from this study will be used to inform policymakers to make better decisions about the care for patients with sleep apnea.

If you are interested in participating, click here to access the survey.

If you have questions about the study, please contact:
Dr. Nick Bansback,; 604-827-5453
Dr. Sachin Pendharkar,; 403-210-3904

Sleep Spindle Crowdsourcing Project

Help Sleep Science!

We would like to invite you to participate in our sleep spindle crowdsourcing project. The purpose of this project is to create a high-quality library of spindles, so that we can better understand the biology of spindles, how they may be involved in disease, and to help engineers make better algorithms to find sleep spindles automatically. The dataset and any algorithms that are produced will be freely available.

We are recruiting trained sleep technologists who are willing to volunteer a small amount of time to score sleep spindles using an internet interface. The interface is designed to make the task easy, and it can be done from anywhere on a laptop or computer using your internet browser.

If you would like to participate, please go to:

You begin by registering, then there will be a short description of the interface, and then you can get started!