Youth needed to SLEEP FOR SCIENCE!


Overview of Study

Why is this research being done? Adolescence is period of changes in sleep patterns, as well as changes in thinking and in mood. However, we still don’t know much about how sleep, specifically insufficient sleep, impacts young people’s physical and psychological health. This study seeks to examine the relationship between sleep and changes in mood and thinking as it unfolds over 4 years.

The main study lasts for 4 years. It involves yearly visits to our research labs in Oakland and an at-home sleep assessment, filling out questionnaires on-line every 3 months, and two fMRI brain scans.



Please make sure both the youth and parent are present to proceed with the next steps.

Determining your youth’s interest in being in the study, and eligibility for the study

  • Your child must be heading into or currently be in the 7th, 8th, or 9th grades, and will be between the ages of 11.5 and 15 years old during the school year.
  • Your child must not be currently diagnosed with any unstable, chronic health conditions.
  • You (the parent) must provide consent and your child must agree (provide assent) to participate in the screening.
  • You can complete the screening online or by telephone, if you prefer.
Information provided will be kept confidential

  • We take your child’s privacy very seriously.
  • All data will be kept in locked cabinets or secure databases.
Participation is Voluntary

  • Your child’s participation in this research study is completely voluntary. They may refuse to take part in it, or they may stop participating at any time.

Compensation Information

  • Your teen will not be paid for this initial screening. If your teen is eligible for the full study and decides to participate, your teen will be compensated for each phase of the study, beginning with the in-person screening visit. The average participant can earn between $935 and $1135 if they complete all parts of the full study.


If your child would like to participate, click below for a brief consent form to complete, and then begin the screening online.You may also call (412) 713-2286 and arrange to complete the screening by phone.