Insomnia currently affects about one in four American adults. Lack of sleep has been implicated in a number
of health problems including diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, depression, and dementia. The current
standards for controlling this condition involve lifestyle changes,
, and medications. We are
testing an alternate approach that combines hypnosis and virtual reality.
What are we seeking?
We are seeking volunteers with chronic insomnia, and we especially welcome people whose insomnia is difficult
to control by current medication.
What will the volunteers do?
Upon registration, each volunteer will receive a questionnaire form by email. That form must be completed and
returned. We will use that information to build a custom hypnosis video for this volunteer, who will then
receive a download link by email. The video is encapsulated in a zip file, which can be downloaded onto both
iPhone and Android smartphones. The volunteer will then play the video for a month, using a set of VR goggles,
as described here. The video runs for about 30 minutes and volunteers can view it in the comfort of their own
homes. Volunteers will use this product in addition to following any medical advice from their doctors.
Patients should not disregard their doctors' advice!
Where is the trial located?
Since the trial is over the Internet, there is no need to travel anywhere.
Is there a cost?
In this testing stage, our video is free to use. However, in order to test our software, the volunteers will
need to have a smartphone with a 4½" – 6" screen, measured diagonally. Volunteers will also need virtual
reality headsets with built-in speakers. For a full explanation of the requirements,
please click here.
Will I be compensated?
Everyone who participates in and completes this trial will have this software to use indefinitely and will be
entitled to use all future versions of it, free of charge.
Why do we think this video is worth testing?
This video was developed because improved sleep has been consistently reported as a side effect
from our other hypnosis videos. Also, numerous studies have shown that
hypnosis has been successful in improving people’s sleep.
Does the video have any known side effects?
What is my time commitment?
You must agree to use the video for 30 minutes per day for a month in a quiet place. You can view it in
your favorite chair, on the couch, or in bed.