Eligibility

You may be eligible to participate if:

  1. You are at least 25 years old.
  2. You are comfortable with reading and writing in English.
  3. Your schedule permits you to fill out smartphone surveys 5 times throughout each day.
  4. You do not expect to move away from British Columbia in the next 3 years.

You are NOT eligible to participate if:

  1. A doctor has ever diagnosed you with:
    • an autoimmune disorder (e.g., rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, type 1 diabetes), or
    • an endocrine disorder (e.g., Cushing, Addison), or
    • a sleep-related condition (such as chronic insomnia, sleep apnea, circadian rhythm disorder, or narcolepsy)
  2. You suspect that you may have clinically-significant sleep problems
    • You currently take any of the following medications:
    • sleep medications (e.g., sedative-hypnotics), or
    • medications containing steroids or cortisone (e.g., steroid inhaler, prednisone, fluticasone)
  3. You sometimes or frequently work night shifts that extend past midnight.
  4. You have been told by a dentist or dental hygienist that you have a gum disease (e.g., gingivitis).
  5. You have had oral surgery in the past month.
  6. You have had any of the following oral health conditions in the past month:
    • Aches or pain in your teeth or gums
    • Sores or cuts in your mouth
    • Gums bleed easily (e.g., after brushing your teeth)
    • Gums are red or swollen
    • Lost a tooth or had loose teeth
    • You had cavities filled, or you need to have a cavity filled

If you are eligible to participate, your daily life surveys will be scheduled for a period when:

  1. You are not sick (e.g., no cold or flu)
  2. You have not traveled across time zones in the past week, and you do not intend to travel across time zones in the next two weeks

    Please complete the pre-screening form below to see if you are eligible to enroll.
    *required field

    1. Age*:

    2. Does your schedule permit you to fill out smartphone surveys 5 times per day for two weeks?*

    3. Has a doctor ever diagnosed you with these health conditions?*
    a) an autoimmune disorder (such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, or type 1 diabetes)

    b) an endocrine disorder (such as Cushing’s syndrome, Addison’s disease)

    c) a sleep-related condition (such as chronic insomnia, sleep apnea, circadian rhythm disorder, or narcolepsy)

    4. Do you suspect that you may have clinically-significant sleep problems?*

    5. You currently take any of the following medications?*
    a) sleep medications (such as sedative-hypnotics)

    b) medications containing steroids or cortisone (such as steroid inhaler, prednisone, fluticasone)

    6. Do you sometimes or frequently work night shifts that extend past midnight?*

    7. Have you ever been told by a dentist or dental hygienist that you have a gum disease (e.g., gingivitis)?*

    8. In the past month, have you had oral surgery or had cavities filled?*

    9. In the past month, have you had toothaches, or pain or bleeding in your gums?*

    10. Do you think that you might move away from British Columbia in the next 3 years?*

    11. First Name*:

    12. Last Name*:

    13. Your email address*:

    14. Your phone number*:

    15. What is the best way to reach you?

    16. When is the best time to reach you?
    Day of week (or weekend/weekday):
    Time of day:

    17. How did you hear about this study?

    18. Comments (optional):