Sleep study is funded by NIH grant, involves multiple sites throughout the United States
March 12, 2012
Researchers at the Arnold School of Public Health are looking for volunteers for a 14-week study on the effects of spending one hour less in bed at night or following a fixed bedtime and wake time.
The study is seeking men and women between the ages of 60 and 80 years old. Participants will be asked to fill out questionnaires and have physical exams, including several blood tests.
Researchers will study people who are "average sleepers" – defined as those who get six or seven hours of sleep at night, as well as those who get about eight or nine hours of sleep, which is defined as "long sleep."
The study is funded by a $3.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to Dr. Shawn Youngstedt of the Arnold School's Department of Exercise Science. The research program, which also involves sites at the University of Arizona, UCLA and the State University of New York-Downstate, will examine what happens when sleep is reduced by one hour over a 12-week period in some of the participants.
At the completion of the study, participants will receive $700 and will have their sleep, glucose tolerance and lipid levels assessed by a physician.
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