MPAL Sleep Study

A University of Michigan study is examining sleep and stress hormones in healthy young adults.

Who can participate?

  • 1. Men and women ages 18 – 29 who have no history of psychological difficulties
  • 2. Individuals who have a chronic medical (e.g. cancer, cardiovascular disease), endocrine (e.g., Cushing’s or Addison’s), or psychiatric (including a sleep disorder) condition, are pregnant, or are taking a medication that affects the endocrine system may NOT participate.

What are the Benefits and Risks of Participating?

  • 1. Lab visits may include minor physical and psychological discomfort.
  • 2. Help in the advancement of science on the effects of sleep loss.

What will I be asked to do?

  • 1. Wear an actigraph for a week and maintain a relatively regular sleep/wake cycle.
  • 2. Visit our laboratory three times within one week. During the last two visits, you will spend 2 full nights in the laboratory. During the second night you may be asked to stay awake all night.
  • 3. Provide saliva samples while you complete several different tasks in the lab, including watching videos, completing computer tasks, and doing a public speech task in front of a few peers.
  • 4. You will receive up to $150 for completing the study

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