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.
Night-to-night Variability in Sleep Apnea
Do you have obstructive sleep apnea? You may be eligible for a research study to determine the utility and feasibility of monitoring sleep apnea severity and daytime function over 15 nights and days. This study would ask you to wear a sleep device that you would wear on your finger every night for two weeks. Compensation is provided.
RESPITE - Healthy Adults
Are you a healthy adult between 18 and 40 years old? You may be eligible for a research study of brain activity during sleep. The purpose of this research is to identify differences in brain activity during sleep between health individuals and individuals with schizophrenia, schizophreniform, or schizoaffective disorder. Compensation is provided.
All of Us Pennsylvania Research Program
All of Us wants at least one million people to join. Your participation can help shape the future of health for generations to come. People who join will share information. This might be about their health, habits, and what it’s like where they live. It might also be about family history and genes. By looking for patterns, researchers may learn more about what affects people’s health.
Women Supporting Women using CPAP
Have you benefited from your CPAP and want to share your expertise with other women? Have you successfully adhered to CPAP treatment for at least one year? You may be eligible for a research study to learn if a peer support mentor can help to improve CPAP adherence in women during their first 90-days of treatment. Compensation is provided.
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.
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.
Alzheimer's Pathways Sleep Study (ALPS)
Are you 65-85 years old and have trouble sleeping at night? You may be eligible for a study that examines how sleep impacts cognition and brain pathology involved in Alzheimer’s disease. The study involves 2 daytime and 2 overnight visits, including 1 PET scan (brain scan involving radiation), MRIs (magnetic resonance imaging), blood draws, and wearing an activity watch. Compensation 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.
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.