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participate in research

The BMI Sleep Laboratory is looking for adults age 20‐35 and 30-65 years old to participate in two research studies. Participants must be in good health and describe themselves as a “good” sleeper. Participants will be asked to complete some questionnaires to verify that they are eligible to participate.

To enquire about participating, please fill out the: research participation enquiry form.

study 1: daytime napping study

This study aims to investigate the relationship between brain patterns that relate to a specific mental activity and sleep. Eligible participants between age 20‐35 years will be asked to spend three, non‐consecutive days in the sleep laboratory where their brain activity will be recorded via electrodes placed on their scalp and face. On two of the three days, participants will be asked to perform either a spatial navigation or a motor skill task. Following this, participants will be given several opportunities to take several short daytime naps.

study 2 or 3: overnight studies

The BMI Sleep Laboratory is looking for adults to participate in two overnight studies investigating the relationship between sleep and memory. Participants will be asked to complete some questionnaires to verify that they are eligible to participate. Eligible participants, will be asked to spend a few nights in the sleep lab and afternoon memory testing sessions.

STUDY 1: age 30-65 years. Participants must be healthy and describe themselves as a “good sleeper" OR, those who experience "periodic leg movements" while sleeping.

STUDY 2: age 20-35 years. Participants must be healthy and describe themselves as a “good sleeper".