Homeostatic Sleep Regulation in Older Persons
The purpose of this study is to test the hypothesis that sleep homeostasis, also known as sleep pressure or sleep drive, is different in healthy older and younger individuals.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
|Official Title:||Homeostatic Sleep Regulation in Older Persons|
- Total Sleep Time [ Time Frame: During inpatient study ]
|Study Start Date:||September 1999|
|Study Completion Date:||March 2004|
Behavioral: Amount of sleep and wake
This was an inpatient study of healthy individuals to determine whether homeostatic "sleep drive" effects on sleep change with healthy aging. Sleep, performance, and mood were studied on individuals sleeping different lengths of time and during wake periods of different durations.
|United States, Massachusetts|
|Brigham and Women's Hospital|
|Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02115|
|Principal Investigator:||Elizabeth B Klerman, MD, PhD||Brigham and Women's Hospital|