Lay Description

Are you undergoing treatment for a blood cancer diagnosis and experiencing poor sleep?

Researchers at the Mays Cancer Center are seeking US-based adults diagnosed with blood cancer and experiencing sleep disturbance to participate in a 20-week remote study testing a digital wellness intervention. Participants in this study will be assigned to use one of two digital wellness apps 10 minutes per day over 8-weeks to determine if it can help improve sleep, immune function, and other psychological and emotional outcomes.

This study is completely remote (there are no in-person visits with the research team) and patients from across the USA are invited.

Participation involves:

  • One brief 30-minute virtual meeting with a research assistant
  • Completing online surveys
  • Providing three blood samples over the 20-week study at a lab close to you
  • Tracking sleep using a small device and daily diary
  • Using a wellness app for 10 minutes per day for 8-weeks

Participants who qualify and are enrolled in the study will be compensated at regular intervals, up to $100 total.


  • Cancers and Other Neoplasms
  • Acute Lymphoblasic Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Hematological Malignancy
  • Leukemia, other
  • Lymphoid Leukemia
  • Lymphoma
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myeloid and Monocytic Leukemia
  • Myeloma
  • Other Hematopoietic
IRB Number
NCT Number registration not required
Open to Enrollment


Eligible Ages
Eligible Genders
Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion Criteria

You may qualify for the study if you:

  • Are over 18 and reside in the USA
  • Have a blood cancer diagnosis and are currently receiving treatment
  • Experience sleep disturbance, such as difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, or poor quality of sleep
  • Own a smartphone

Are willing to complete the study procedures

Exclusion Criteria

Other Exclusion Criteria:

  • Not residing in the USA
  • Non-English speaking
  • Not in active treatment or not on stable treatment
  • Diagnosed or at high risk for sleep apnea

Regular use of sleep aids on 3 or more nights per week

Study Design

Arm Groups

Study Contact

Frances Crawford
(210) 450-5037

Sonia Creighton
(210) 450-1366

Myrna Montenegro
(210) 450-5954

Courtney Nichols
(210) 450-1794

Mailbox Ctrc Regulatory Affairs

Kathleen Rodriguez
(210) 450-1365

Benjamin Schleif
(210) 450-1366

Morgan Seekatz
(210) 450-1133

Jillian Johnson
+1 (814) 424-5601

Principal Investigator
Jennifer Huberty