“Flotation-REST for Chronic Pain, Stress, and Sleep”
This randomized crossover trial aims to examine the effects of Flotation-REST (Reduced, Environmental, Stimulation, Technique/Therapy) compared to laying in a dark room (with reduced environmental stimulation) for those with chronic musculoskeletal pain. This design will allow for comparisons between the two interventions on daily diary assessments of pain, stress, and sleep, both between groups and within individuals.
Behavioral - Flotation-REST
Floating in a specialized device (float pod or float cabin) used to attenuate sensory input.
Behavioral - Dark Room
Participants will lay on an air mattress in a dark room with no cell phone and reduced sensory input.
Daily Assessments of Pain, Stress, and Sleep Following Flotation-REST: A Randomized Crossover Trial for Those With Chronic Pain