Join our Compensated Sleep Study!
Help Brigham and Women’s Hospital learn more about how light exposure at night can affect metabolism and brain function.
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Join our sleep study!
Participate in our program and help further research on how sleep and artificial light affect metabolism and brain function!
Some fast facts about the study:
Between the ages of 20 and 40

Non-smokers, taking no medications, and able to spend 33 consecutive days and nights living in our facility

Compensation up to $9,225

In one of the following states:

Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey

Study Background
In this research study, we want to learn more about how insufficient sleep night after night can impacts metabolism, and how exposure to artificial light at night plays a role.

Our study is designed to test whether glucose metabolism is differentially impaired by sleep restriction with and without additional exposure to artificial light at night.

The goal of this project is to evaluate whether extended-duration of artificial light at night contributes to the adverse effects of sleep restriction on glucose metabolism.
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Additional Information
Why is this study being done?

The goal of this study is to evaluate whether extended duration artificial light at night contributes to the adverse effects of sleep restriction on glucose metabolism.

Is this study for me?
You may qualify to participate in this study if you meet the following criteria.

Key Criteria:
  • Between the ages of 20 and 40
  • Able to stay over 33 consecutive days in our facility
  • No major medical or psychiatric conditions
  • No history of drug or alcohol dependence
What will happen if I participate in this study?
If you choose to participate in this study you will participate in the following:

  • Pre-study screening process (about 4 weeks long, includes 3 visits)
  • Live in study room at the Center for Clinical Investigation at Brigham and Women's Hospital for the entire 33-day study
  • You will not know what day or time it is during the study
  • Study room will not have windows or clocks
  • You will not have access to the internet and cannot use a smartphone or tablet
  • Brain wave recordings
  • Collect urine and saliva samples
  • Series of performance tests
  • Wear a glucose and activity monitor
  • 4 time blood draw (IV will remain in for several days taking small samples)
Will I be paid for being in this research study?
Participants will be compensated up to $9,225 for their participation in our study. Reimbursement for travel expenses is also available.
Will it cost me anything to participate in this study?
There is no cost for you to participate in our research program.