Most people experience stress at some point in their lives. Stress can make you feel bad. Stress can also make your health problems worse. This includes heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, depression, even cancer, and of course, sleep! The important role of stress in health is what inspired MyApnea to collaborate on a new research study about stress. MyApnea is working with similar patient groups around the country and together we represent more than 100 different medical conditions (including sleep apnea).
The new nationwide study is called Healthy Mind Healthy You. The goal is to learn more about how mindfulness can reduce stress. The study is 100% online. All members of MyApnea can join including sleep apnea patients, caregivers, and family members.
What is mindfulness?
Mindfulness focuses on being in the present moment. At the same time, you observe your thoughts and feelings in an accepting, non-judgmental way. When you do mindfulness, you usually start by paying attention to your breathing and your body. Then you move to your thoughts and feelings.
Mindfulness comes from traditions that go back hundreds of years. This study is not related to any religion. If you participate in the study, you are randomly assigned to an online mindfulness programs: either a 3-session program or an 8-session program.
What happens if I join?
-Need internet access.
-Be at least 18 years old.
-Review information about the study and agree (consent) to join the study.
-Answer a few questions about yourself.
-Complete the 3-session or 8-session online mindfulness program.
-Fill out questionnaires during the study so we can see how you are doing.
If you have any questions, contact Rebecca: firstname.lastname@example.org, 857-307-0343