Teen Night Owl Study

Clinical Trial Title

Study to test whether wearing glasses that block out different amounts and types of light in the evening affect the body clock and how it could help teenagers sleep and feel better.

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Clinical Trial Protocol Description:

Night owls between 14 and 17 years old are wanted for a 3 week research study to test whether wearing glasses that block different amounts of light in the evening affect the 24-hour body clock. Subjects stay at our lab for 2 weekend nights. No drugs or invasive procedures like blood draws. Subjects will be paid $300 for successfully completing the entire study. Free parking in the attached garage for all lab visits. Nationwide 48 participants will be recruited for this study. At Rush University Medical Center we expect to recruit approximately 24 participants. Apply right now at http://www.rushu.rush.edu/pedsleepclock.

Clinical Trial Eligibility Criteria:

In order to participate you must meet the following criteria:

  • Are enrolled in high school.
  • Are between 14 and 17 years of age.

This is a partial list of eligibility requirements.

Study Details

Clinical Trial Investigator

Stephanie Crowley, PhD

Contact Information

(312) 563-4781


RUSH University Medical Center

1620 W Harrison St
Chicago, IL 60612

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