Sleep for Science
Study Participation

Study Participation

Our research participants are recruited from the local region. When participants enroll in Sleep for Science studies, they become partners in our science. Two principles are critical in this partnership: honesty and accuracy. Participants must make a commitment to be honest with us and accurate in providing information, and we promise to be honest and accurate with our participants.
Are you a Brown University Undergraduate who participated in the College Sleep Project your first year? If so, you may be eligible for another study at the sleep lab! more


Opportunity to participate in an in-lab study this summer! more


Any pregnant woman or new mom know that sleep changes during and after pregnancy. Despite those sleep changes, little is known about how sleep influences a woman's mood during pregnancy and the postpartum period. Researchers from Rhode Island Hospital, Women and Infants Hospital, and The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University are looking for women to participate in the Pregnancy and Postpartum Sleep Research Study. more


We are looking for pregnant women ages 18-40 who are seeking treatment for anxiety during pregnancy to participate in a research study of sleep and light therapy during pregnancy and the postpartum period. The study involves an initial meeting and 6 clinical visits. Patients will have home sleep monitoring during pregnancy and after the baby is born. Participants will be randomly assigned to receive either usual care or light therapy and a prescribed sleep schedule in addition to usual care. All participants will be paid for their time and effort. For more information call Lily at (401)421-9440, Monday-Friday 9 am-5 pm The Sleep and Light Research Study is affiliated with Rhode Island Hospital and The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Principal Investigator: Katherine M. Sharkey, MD, PhD Funding: Seleni Foundation more


Lose your call-in script? Need more pages for your sleep diary? Light log? No worries! Download and print items you need right from home. more


Researchers at Lifespan are conducting a study looking at whether adding light therapy and a prescribed sleep schedule to usual treatment for depression can speed recovery and prevent postpartum depression. To participate you must be a healthy pregnant woman ages 18-40 years old with a current diagnosis of depression. The study involves wearing a wrist activity monitor during 3rd trimester of pregnancy (weeks 28-40) and from 2 to 6 weeks postpartum. Participants will be randomly assigned to receive usual care or usual care plus treatment with light therapy and a prescribed sleep schedule. Participants receive payment for their time and effort. For more information, call Lily at 401-421-9440 Monday Friday, 9AM-5PM. You can also find us on Facebook at Sleep and Light Therapy for Perinatal Depression or visit www.sleepforscience.org. The Sleep and Light Therapy for Perinatal Depression Study is affiliated with Rhode Island Hospital, and the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Katherine M. Sharkey, M.D., Ph.D. more


Answers to questions prospective research participants may have. more