RESTORING ADEQUATE SLEEP DURATION
RADS is a research study investigating how sleep loss affects decision-making and your body’s ability to digest and process the foods you eat. Participants must be healthy adults, aged 18-35, who normally sleep less than 6.5 hours per night during the school/workweek.
EFFECTS OF BEHAVIORAL SLEEP EXTENSION ON ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE RELEVANT BLOOD BIOMARKERS AND COGNITIVE PERFORMANCE
The goal of this study is to examine the impact of sleep extension on Alzheimer’s Disease related biomarkers and cognitive performance measures.
TIMING OF CIRCADIAN SYNCHRONIZERS
The primary goal of this study is to determine if a circadian based intervention can help lower the health risks associated with habitual short sleep duration. Laboratory studies indicate short sleep duration can lead to circadian misalignment by altering the daily timing of light exposure, in turn, this misalignment can increase risk of cardiometabolic disease. This work will have important implications for developing treatments and countermeasures for people who are not able to get enough sleep (e.g., shift-workers, older adults, people with sleep disorders) with the goal of reducing their risk of diabetes and heart disease.
SLEEP EXTENSION AND CERAMIDES
The goal of this study is determine the impact of a sleep extension intervention on plasma ceramides and insulin sensitivity in people with overweight and obesity and habitual short sleep duration. Ceramides are a type of fatty acid that can increase risk of diabetes and heart disease. If sleep extension can improve the profiles of ceramides and insulin sensitivity it could help establish sleep extension as an intervention to mitigate adverse disease risk.