The Study

Sleep Treatment for Insomnia

Participation in Project SERVE involves:

  • A brief, non-pharmacological insomnia treatment at no cost (4 weekly sessions)
  • A pre-treatment visit and several follow-up visits post-treatment
  • You may also be invited to complete fMRI scans of the head and salivary samples
  • Visits will occur at Stanford University or the VA Palo Alto Health Care System

Insomnia Sleep Treatment Outline

Sleep Treatment in Addition to Usual Care

Our goal is to offer insomnia treatment as an addition and enhancement to ongoing medical care. We also aim to evaluate the impact of sleep treatment on overall well-being, quality of life, and mental health.

*Note: You do NOT have to be enrolled within the VA system to be eligible.

Benefits of Volunteering

  • Receiving non-pharmacological insomnia treatment at no cost
  • Helping fellow service members and veterans: your participation may benefit future veteran care and treatment
  • Advancing science: your participation may help us better understand and advance the science of sleep, insomnia treatment, and the prevention of depression
  • You will receive reimbursement for your time ($200-350)
  • Potential Risks: All study procedures involve minimal discomfort and risk. In addition, our staff is happy to address and discuss any questions that you may have about the study


Project SERVE staff are committed to protecting your privacy and confidentiality. All study procedures are in compliance with IRB and HIPAA policies to protect your confidentiality, privacy, and data security to the fullest extent possible by law. Before enrolling in the study, individuals will provide informed consent to participate in the research study. The informed consent document will outline your individual rights as a research participant and the procedures that will take place during the study.


This study is funded to Stanford University by the Department of Defense (DOD).