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Patient Recruitment

An All-Night Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Sleep Study With Auditory Stimuli

MRI Sleep Research Study

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Are you interested in being part of a study that explores the patterns of brain activity that exist during sleep?

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD seek healthy adult volunteers for a research study using MRI to study brain activity in adults while they sleep.

You may qualify if you are:

  • 18 – 34 years old
  • Willing to stay overnight at NIH
  • In good health
  • Able to sleep on your back for several hours

You may not qualify if you:

  • Are pregnant or breast feeding
  • Have a hearing problem
  • Are unable to undergo an MRI
  • Have a psychiatric or neurologic disorder

Study information:

  • You will have a screening visit with a physical and hearing exam.
  • You will wear a wrist monitor that keeps track of your physical activity for two weeks. You must be in bed trying to sleep from about 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.
  • You will have two overnight sleep studies where you will sleep in the MRI.
  • Compensation will be provided.

Location: The NIH Clinical Center is America's Research Hospital and is located in Bethesda, MD, on the Metro red line (Medical Center stop).

For more information, call:
NIH Clinical Center Office of Patient Recruitment
1-800-411-1222 (refer to study # 16-N-0031)
TTY for the deaf or hard of hearing: 1-866-411-1010
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Or go online:

Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

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This page last updated on 10/22/2021

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