Study of Sleep Cycle Disruptions as a Risk Factor for Inflammatory Bowel Disease
The purpose of this study is to determine if sleep cycle disruptions (circadian misalignments) are potential risk factors for disease flare in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). If you choose to participate in this study, you will be asked to wear an actigraphy watch for two weeks to monitor your sleep cycle. In addition, you will be asked to collect your stool and urine samples. This research can help determine more risk factors for disease flare in IBD and improve our understanding of how lifestyle choices can lead to increased IBD flares.
In order to participate you must meet the following criteria:
- Are between the ages of 18 and 70 years old.
- Have a confirmed diagnosis of either ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease via biopsy.
You will be excluded from the study if any of the following criteria apply to you:
- Are currently experiencing a disease flare.
- Are a night shift worker or frequently cross time zones.
- Have any children living with you younger than 2 years of age.
This is a partial list of inclusion and exclusion criteria.