About Sleep Disorders
When a person sleeps, the body and brain get a chance to rest, heal, and grow. If people do not get enough sleep, it can lead to major issues such as memory problems, increased mood swings, difficulty concentrating, and even hallucinations. Regular sleep can decrease the risk of heart disease and obesity, and can help people recover from injuries much more quickly. The quality and quantity of sleep that people need can fluctuate, impacted by activity levels or alcohol and caffeine use. Some people have extreme difficulty falling or staying asleep, called insomnia; other conditions like sleep apnea and restless leg disorder can make sleep uneasy and troubled. Narcolepsy, another serious sleep disorder, can cause people to have irresistible urges to sleep.
Relationship Influences on Sleep, Emotions, and Heart Health (RISE Study)
Are you female or do you identify as female? Are you 40-59 years old? If so, you may be able to take part in a research study to help better understand how different experiences and feelings in relationships are related to heart health and sleep among midlife women. Compensation provided.
MyPaTH Story Booth 2.0
Interested in sharing your story about health, illness, or research? Patients and caregivers are needed to participate in a research study to help learn more about topics that are important to you and that may improve health and health care. Participation involves one 45-minute session that takes place over the phone. Eligible participants must be able to read and understand English.
Estrogen Deficiency Study - Ages 50-65 years old
Are you 50 to 65 years old and have gone through menopause? You may be eligible for a research study investigating the effects of low estrogen on bone health and sleep quality. Participation includes only a single study visit which will include a bone density scan and blood draw. Compensation provided.
SPP Qualitative - Provider Arm
Do you work in a pediatric primary care office? You may be eligible for a research study developing an intervention to help adolescents get more sleep. Compensation is provided.
Are you 18 years of age or older and recently given birth to your first baby? You my be eligible for a research study to develop and refine a weight loss intervention for moms who recently gave birth. Compensation is provided.
Sleep Intervention Study – Spouse/Partner of an Individual with Cancer
Are you age 21 or older? Does your spouse/partner have cancer? You and your spouse/partner may be able to participate in a research study to test a treatment to improve sleep. This study involves up to 4-5 sleep treatment sessions over 6 months and completing questionnaires. Your spouse/partner must be willing to participate in this study.
Sleep Intervention Study – Individuals with Cancer
Are you age 21 or older and diagnosed with cancer? You may be able to participate in a research study to test a treatment to improve sleep that includes you and your loved one and to see if it is more effective than treating sleep problems individually. This study involves engaging in a 1 hour session each week for 5-6 weeks. Your spouse/partner must be willing to participate in this study.
SPP Qualitative - Young Adult Arm
Are you an 18 year old with depression? Do you receive healthcare from a pediatric primary care office (sometimes called a pediatrician)? You may be eligible for a research study developing an intervention to help adolescents get more sleep. Compensation is provided.
MyPaTH Story Booth – COVID-19 Stories
Participants are invited to share how they are maintaining their health during the coronavirus pandemic, or to share what it is like being ill with COVID-19 and/or caring for a loved one who is ill with COVID-19. Participation in this research study involves one 45-minute session that takes place over the phone. Eligible participants must be able to read and understand English.
All of Us Pennsylvania Research Program
You may be able to change the future of medicine. The All of Us PA Research Program is enrolling adults 18 years of age or older. This may be your chance to improve how your children and your children’s children receive medical care.
Movement Disorders Research Registry
Do you have a movement disorder? If so, you may be able to participate in the Movement Disorders Registry. This registry is a list of individuals who are interested in being contacted about future research studies.
Caregiver Stress and Sleep Study (CARES)
Are you 60+ and currently providing unpaid care to a loved one with a dementia diagnosis? You may be able to participate in a research study to better understand how stress, sleep, and activity might impact caregivers’ mood and brain health. To examine these patterns, participants may be assigned to receive one of two evidence-based programs that are designed to support caregivers.
DIAMOND Brain Imaging Study – Adults Experiencing Emotional Distress
Are you experiencing emotional distress? Are you aged 18-30? You may be able to participate in a research study to help learn more about brain structure and function in young adults. Eligible participants are willing and able to undergo MRI scanning. Compensation is provided.