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Sleep for better back pain study (SleepBack)

Do you have back pain? Many people with sleep symptoms unfortunately do, and having both seems to make things worse.

We at the University of Sydney are looking for participants in our study. We offer free online treatment for sleep, and we propose it can improve your back pain as well!

What we offer: A six-week online study with FREE online sleep treatment.

If you can't participate, please at least like and share this page so that we can reach others all across Australia! 

Approved by the University of Sydney Human Research Ethics Committee (2015/386)


You may be eligible to participate in this study if you:

  • Aged between 18 and 65 years.
  • Currently having low back pain for more than 6 weeks.
  • Access to the internet with a device that has a speaker, such as a computer or tablet, and an active email account
  • Do NOT have known or suspected serious spinal pathology (fracture, metastatic, inflammatory or infective diseases, widespread neurological disorder).
  • Did NOT have spinal surgery in past 12 months.
  • Are NOT receiving care regularly and frequently (at least once per week) for low back pain.
  • Are NOT current using medication or receiving any other treatment for insomnia or for depression.
  • Are NOT pregnant or lactating.
  • Are NOT a shift worker. 

How to participate

If you are interested in assisting with this important and exciting area of research, please contact the study facilitator or visit