The WRAIR Sleep Research Center (SRC), part of the Behavioral Biology Branch, is the Department of Defense's premier sleep research facility. WRAIR has conducted sleep studies since the 1950s to characterize the acute performance and physiological impacts of sleep loss. The SRC develops strategies (sleep banking) and technologies (sleep trackers) for monitoring, preventing, and reversing the harmful effects of sleep loss, stress, and fatigue to enhance Soldier operational judgment and decision-making. The sleep research suites offer the infrastructure to conduct sleep deprivation, sleep extension, and intervention studies 24 hours a day. Contact a recruiter to learn more about ongoing sleep studies looking for healthy volunteers!

Contact us about hosting a sleep study with us or a collaboration. A list of resources, fact sheets, checklists and more that have been contributed to or developed by the Sleep Research Center can be found here.

 

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301-319-9287

503 Robert Grant Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910

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8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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Recruiting Studies

WRAIR #2262 Transcranial Electrical Stimulation During Sleep


This study is to determine if brain stimulation using weak electrical currents during sleep will result in more refreshing sleep and better alertness while awake. 

Duration: approximately two weeks (1 week at home)

Max Compensation: $2,737

Requirements:
  • ✔ MUST be 18-39 years old
  • ✔ MUST speak English as your first language
  • ✔ MUST test negative for alcohol, nicotine, and illegal drugs
  • ✘ CANNOT have current or history of sleeping problems
  • ✘ CANNOT take certain prescription medicines (birth control allowed)
  • NOTE: active duty military and federal personnel must be on leave status
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WRAIR #2901 Acoustic Stimulation During Sleep
 

This study is to determine if brief, relatively soft sounds presented to volunteers during a short sleep period of a few hours following sleep deprivation will improve recovery from the negative effects of sleep deprivation on attention. Please see study brochure for time requirements.

Duration: approximately 3 weeks (2 weeks at home)
Max Compensation: $2,839

Requirements:
  • ✔ MUST be 18-39 years old
  • ✔ MUST test negative for alcohol, nicotine, and drugs
  • ✘ CANNOT take certain prescription medications (birth control allowed)
  • ✘ CANNOT have current or history of sleeping problems
Study brochure

WRAIR #2852 Transcranial Electrical Stimulation During Wake

This study is to determine if brain stimulation using weak electrical currents during sleep loss will result in more refreshing sleep and better alertness while awake. 


Duration: approximately two weeks (1 week at home)

Max Compensation: $2,737

Requirements:
  • ✔ MUST be 18-39 years old
  • ✔ MUST speak English as your first language
  • ✔ MUST test negative for alcohol, nicotine, and illegal drugs
  • ✘ CANNOT have current or history of sleeping problems
  • ✘ CANNOT take certain prescription medicines (birth control allowed)
NOTE: active duty military and federal personnel must be on leave status

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WRAIR #2804 Effects of Sleep Loss on Brain Physiology

The purpose of this research study is to study the physiological effects of sleep loss on human brain physiology.
Duration: approximately 8 weeks (5 weeks at home)

Max Compensation: $10,846

Requirements:
  • ✔ MUST be 18-39 years old, and in good health
  • ✔ MUST test negative for alcohol, nicotine, illegal drugs
  • ✘ CANNOT have a history of sleeping problems
  • ✘ CANNOT be pregnant or breastfeeding
  • ✘ CANNOT take certain prescription medicines (birth control allowed)
NOTE: active duty military and federal personnel must be on leave status for in-lab portions of study


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WRAIR #2997 Sleep Strategies for Overcoming Fatigue and Maximizing Performance

The purpose of this study is to determine the impact of different sleep strategies, including overnight sleep and daytime naps, on alertness, mood, and performance.

Duration: approximately 3 weeks (2 weeks at home)

Max Compensation: $2,755

Requirements:
  • ✔ MUST be 18-39 years old
  • ✔ MUST have learned English by age 5
  • ✔ MUST test negative for alcohol, nicotine, and illegal drugs
  • ✘ CANNOT have current or history of sleeping problems
  • ✘ CANNOT be pregnant or breastfeeding
  • ✘ CANNOT take certain prescription medicines (birth control allowed)
  • NOTE: Active duty military and federal personnel must be on leave status for in-lab portions of study
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