How to contact us
If you are interested in participating, please feel free to contact our offices by calling us directly at (412) 417-7761.
Who may participate
We are looking for men and women who:
- are post 9/11 military veterans, active duty service members, reservists or National Guard service members who have been deployed in support of the Global War on Terror
- are between the ages of 18-50.
- are not currently using medications affecting mood or sleep.
- are not pregnant or breast feeding
All procedures will take place at either Sterling Plaza or the Sleep and Chronobiology Laboratory. Our offices are located in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh, adjacent to the University of Pittsburgh.
Screening procedures will be conducted over 2-3 in-person visits. Visits will include the following:
-questionnaires and interviews
-a brief medical evaluation and urine drug screen
-the use of an apnea screening device that will be taken home for one night
If you are eligible after completing the screening phase, you will be invited to stay in the sleep lab for 2 consecutive nights and days. Throughout your stay you’ll be fitted with electrodes in order to monitor your sleep and wakefulness. Throughout both days you’ll be asked to complete performance tests.
Risks and Benefits
Risks associated with participation are minimal.
There may be no personal benefit for completing the study. The information obtained during the study may identify sleep or medical conditions that you or your doctor had not previously detected.
Participants are compensated for their time. Compensation for completing all screening procedures is $75. Compensation for completing all experimental procedures $400. Total compensation for completing all study procedures is $475.
Parking will be provided at no cost to you. All meals are provided during the 48 hour stay in the lab.
All information collected throughout the research process will remain strictly confidential. No information that you provide to us will become a part of your medical or military record.