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Older Adult Sleep Studies 

We're recruiting individuals between 40-80 years of age for studies

on the relationship between sleep and memory! 

The studies include learning pictures, word lists, or simple finger movements.
Typical studies are composed of four sessions lasting 0.5-2hr each, and you will wear sensors to record your sleep activity on one night. You are free to withdraw anytime. Participants should have normal or corrected vision, have no history of a neurological, psychiatric, or sleep disorder, and not be taking sleep-affecting medication.

For more information,

1) please call us at 413-545-1615,
2) please email somneurolab@gmail.com or

3) please click this link at your earliest convenience.

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SRTOT Study

Resting-State Brain Activity and Sleep Study

Sleep affects brain functions related to motor memory consolidation, even after waking up. To investigate how sleep impacts the activity of resting-state brain regions involved in memory consolidation, we recruit participants (65-75 years old) to participate in a research examining the effects of sleep and wakefulness on motor memory. It is important to note that overnight sleep in the laboratory is not required for participating in this study. 

The study consists of two distinct sessions: 1) The Sleep Session Day, encompassing an evening and the subsequent morning, and 2) The Wake Session Day, spanning a morning and an evening of the same day. The order of the sessions is randomized.

In each session, participants will engage in a finger-movement memory task, resting-state brain activity recording and short surveys. Prior to the commencement of the sessions, a thorough prescreening will be conducted to evaluate participants' sleep health, depression state and other factors. Additionally, participants will be required to wear an actigraphy watch and complete succinct sleep diary over a 16-day period. Upon successful completion of all mandated sessions, participants will receive a compensation of $125. We also offer prorated compensation for those who participate partially in the study. If you are interested in contributing to this study on sleep and memory, we kindly invite you to register your participation.

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EMO Study

Earbud Hypertension Study
(Remote Study)

We are studying earbuds that use sound to detect cardiac health. The study involves 30 days of using earbuds, a blood pressure measuring arm cuff, and an ECG. The equipment is mailed to your home, and you will be instructed on how to use the equipment. You will also download an app to your iPhone that will instruct and proctor guided breathing sessions. You will be compensated with an Amazon gift card up to $175 for your time upon completion of the study.

Eligible Participants will: Be  40–70  Years old Have a diagnosis of Stage 1 hypertension (blood pressure below 139/89 and above 120/80) OR Have normal blood pressure (up to 120/80) Not be taking medication for high blood pressure, or that could impact blood pressure Not have any sleep disorders, psychiatric illnesses, or pre-existing heart conditions Have an iPhone model 8 or later, with iOS 16 or later, and access to Wi-fi. Take our eligibility screener: here. 

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Sleep Monitoring Devices Study (Remote Study)

We are studying a variety of commercial sleep monitoring devices. We are recruiting participants with and without Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, or mild cognitive impairment.

The study consists of one week of at-home study participation where you will use commercial sleep tracking devices, and spend one night wearing clinical-grade sleep monitoring equipment, which includes a montage of portable electrodes on your scalp and face, applied by study staff. You will be compensated with a $175 Amazon gift card for your time on completion of the study.

Eligible Participants will: Be 55-80 years old
Not have any sleep disorder, psychiatric disorders, or neurological disorders. Take our eligibility screener: here.

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