Reading a book
Reading a book

You have been randomly allocated to ‘Reading a book in bed (for 7 days)’

This means that for each of the 7 nights (starting tonight), you should:

  • Read a book immediately before trying to go to sleep
  • The book should be a printed text rather than a electronic reader
  • Read for 15-30 minutes
  • Go to bed and wake up at the same time as you normally would
  • Not eat food or drink caffeinated drinks within 1 hour of bed
  • Sleep in your own bed, in your own home, for the study duration

…and you can have use of electronic entertainment or communication devices (e.g. mobile phones /tablets) in bed for the 7 nights (but not for reading a book!)

Thank you for agreeing to take part in the trial.

Begin the trial tonight and we will email you again in 8 days to find out how you slept over the 7 nights.

We are really excited to hear how you get on and look forward to sharing the results with you!