Brigham and Women's Hospital's Division of Sleep Medicine is looking for good sleepers who are healthy to participate in a research study. The study will test how the brain changes during sleep, and requires you to live in our research facility and undergo several MRI scans. You must be between 18 and 23, healthy, have a regular nightly sleep schedule, and be able to sleep on your back to qualify, and must first pass a series of screening tests.
Participants will spend 4 days living in our laboratory in the study. For one week before the study, you must maintain a regular sleep schedule and wear an activity monitor. The study begins in the early afternoon; you will sleep overnight, then remain awake for at least 36 hours, followed by sleeping in the MRI scanner until the next morning. You will have 3 MRI scans: two in the evenings while you are awake and another throughout the night while you sleep.