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Extended Work Schedules, Sleep Loss and Health (EW and EWD)

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00989534
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 5, 2009
Last Update Posted : October 3, 2016
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Chicago

Brief Summary:
This study aims to determine whether abnormal bodily rhythms contribute to elevate the risk of diabetes, independently of the amount of sleep loss.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Sleep Behavioral: Fixed restricted bedtimes Behavioral: Sleep restriction with circadian misalignment Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 49 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Official Title: Extended Work Schedules and Health: Role of Sleep Loss
Study Start Date : January 2003
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2007
Actual Study Completion Date : September 2009

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Sleep loss and circadian alignment
Sleep restriction without circadian misalignment
Behavioral: Fixed restricted bedtimes
Sleep restricted to 5 hours per night for 8 nights

Experimental: Sleep loss and circadian misalignment Behavioral: Sleep restriction with circadian misalignment
Sleep restricted to 5 h per day for 8 days, alternating night sleep and day sleep

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Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years to 39 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • normal healthy men and women between the ages of 21 years and 39 years (inclusive) with normal weight (i.e., body mass index under 28 kg/m2 in men, 27 kg/m2 in women)
  • normal findings on clinical examination, normal results on routine laboratory tests, normal EKG, normal glucose tolerance test, negative pregnancy test for women
  • no personal history of psychiatric or endocrine illness
  • no personal history of sleep disorder, usual total sleep time of at least 7 hours
  • only female volunteers with normal ovulatory cycles will be included

Exclusion Criteria:

  • subjects with irregular life habits (shiftworkers and subjects having traveled across time zones less than one month prior to the beginning of the baseline study)
  • subjects taking any medication (including hormonal contraceptive therapy), and smokers are excluded
  • subjects with significant sleep apnea (apnea index above 10) or significant arousal-associated periodic leg movements are excluded

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00989534

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United States, Illinois
The University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60637
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Chicago
Publications of Results:
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Responsible Party: University of Chicago Identifier: NCT00989534    
Other Study ID Numbers: 11403A
First Posted: October 5, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 3, 2016
Last Verified: September 2016
Keywords provided by University of Chicago:
shift work
Affects of shift work and sleep loss on health