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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Transcutaneous vagal nerve stimulation improvement of sleep quality in veterans with PTSD with or without history of mild TBI
Principal Investigator:

John Williamson

Location: Gainesville, FL
Congressional District Code: 3
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: October 2019 - September 2023
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $156,818
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Problem: Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) severely limits quality of life. Current PTSD treatments have limited and variable efficacy. New and more effective treatments are necessary. Patients with PTSD often have disrupted sleep. These patients are more likely to wake up multiple times a night, and have decreased slow wave sleep and increased REM sleep. Further, autonomic and behavioral components during sleep are consistent with a continued fight or flight state while asleep. This include...

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