Active EMF blanket for Sleep

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
1
Effectiveness
1
Safety
Riverview Health Center, Winnipeg, Canada
Sleep
Active sleepgift blanket - Device
Eligibility
18+
All Sexes
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Study Summary

Exposure to electromagnetic field (EMF) emitted by mobile phones and devices with WIFI is on the rise and so is the EMF effects on sleep quality and well-being of individuals with high exposures to EMF. Some studies have shown poor sleep quality among individuals with long-term occupational exposure to EMF, and some have shown association between EMF long-term exposure and neuropsychiatric disorders including depression. This study aims to investigate a commercially available EMF- blocker blanket, called Sleepgift, that claims helping people to have a better sleep and improved health. We will investigate the Sleepgift efficacy on adults' quality of sleep and their vital signals as a measure of their well-being in a placebo-controlled single- blind cross-over designed study. Participants will sleep in our sleep lab at baseline and then 10 days later with the Sleepgift blanket after using it every night for the past 10 consecutive days. Participants will be given two blankets for each cycle of the study as it is a cross-over designed study: one Sleepgift and one regular blanket; they will not know which one is real or sham. There will be one-month washout period between the two cycles of the cross-over study. We aim to enroll 30 adults for the study. Participants' sleep quality will be measured by the established device called Prodogy; their vital signals will also be measured and monitored through the night. The collected data will be analyzed statistically for any significant effect of the Sleepgift blanket on sleep quality and vital signals such as heart's rhythm and heart rate variability.

Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Progress

1 of 3

Study Objectives

1 Primary · 1 Secondary · Reporting Duration: Through study completion, 2 years approximately

Year 2
Sleep quality measure
heart rate variability

Trial Safety

Safety Progress

1 of 3

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

Active EMF blanket
1 of 2
Sham EMF blanket
1 of 2
Active Control
Non-Treatment Group

30 Total Participants · 2 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: Active EMF blanket · Has Placebo Group · Phase < 1

Sham EMF blanketPlaceboComparator Group · 2 Interventions: Active sleepgift blanket, Sham Sleepgift Blanket · Intervention Types: Device, Device
Active EMF blanketActiveComparator Group · 2 Interventions: Active sleepgift blanket, Sham Sleepgift Blanket · Intervention Types: Device, Device

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: through study completion, 2 years approximately
Closest Location: Riverview Health Center · Winnipeg, Canada
2013First Recorded Clinical Trial
1 TrialsResearching Sleep
6 CompletedClinical Trials

Eligibility Criteria

Age 18+ · All Participants · 3 Total Inclusion Criteria

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About The Reviewer

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Michael Gill - B. Sc.

First Published: October 9th, 2021

Last Reviewed: August 12th, 2022

Michael Gill holds a Bachelors of Science in Integrated Science and Mathematics from McMaster University. During his degree he devoted considerable time modeling the pharmacodynamics of promising drug candidates. Since then, he has leveraged this knowledge of the investigational new drug ecosystem to help his father navigate clinical trials for multiple myeloma, an experience which prompted him to co-found Power Life Sciences: a company that helps patients access randomized controlled trials.