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Researchers Studying the Effects of Alcohol on Sleeping and Daytime Performance

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After completing this brief questionnaire, more detailed information will be given to you before you decide whether or not to take part in the research, and you will have the opportunity to speak with and ask questions of a study coordinator. You can stop this interview at any time.
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Study Description: Effect of Alcohol on Sleep and Daytime Performance

Nature and Purpose of the Study
This is a study of the effects of alcohol on sleep and performance. A study questionnaire follows the description of the study.

Explanation of Procedures
If you are eligible after completing the study questionnaire, the next phase of the study involves coming to the sleep research lab for an in-person study screening session. During this screening session you will complete forms, provide breath alcohol, a urine sample, and meet with a trained study team member who will ask you questions about your mood, current and past alcohol use, and as well as other questions. You will also be asked to provide a blood sample at a Lifespan lab location convenient to you. This screening session will help determine if you are eligible to enroll in the full study.
The full study requires you to follow a set sleep schedule for about 18 days and come to the lab on 2 separate occasions for 3 consecutive nights sleeping in the lab followed by 3 days of testing at your home or work. While at the lab your sleep will be monitored using standard sleep laboratory procedures using small electrode sensors attached to you to monitor sleep. On each night during each of these two in-lab sessions, you will be given beverages before sleeping. On one week you will be given a mixer beverage [e.g., sugar-free powdered drink]; for the other week session, you will receive the mixer beverage plus alcohol. During the inlab nights your bedtime is moved 3 hours later on all nights and waketime is at your usual time on the first night, and 2 hours later all the other nights. Throughout the study you will wear activity monitors. You must limit caffeine and abstain from drugs and new medications for the length of the study. You must also abstain from drinking alcohol except for the 3 nights during the in-lab sessions when you will be given the study alcohol beverage. You must be at least 21 years old, in good health, without a sleep disorder, and routinely drink alcohol.

You will receive compensation for the time and effort involved in this study. The amount you receive is dependent on the amount of the study you complete. If you complete all aspects of the study you will receive a total of $1,010.

Please note:
Due to the current situation with COVID-19 pandemic, the study team would like to point out the following:
  • The research site’s study recruitment and lab areas are spacious enough that participants will not be within close proximity to each other.
  • Study participants are screened for COVID-19 symptoms and possible exposure prior to entering the lab.
  • Participants are required to wear face masks when in shared areas and when in contact with study personnel.
  • Hand sanitizers are available at the research site.
  • The research staff adheres to strict hygienic practices as well as other safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
  • Any staff suspected to have COVID-19, or has come into contact with someone who has COVID-19, will automatically undergo a voluntary quarantine per hospital guidelines.
  • Interested participants will not be left waiting for a long period of time and will be quickly attended to.
  • Parking is available at the research site.
  • The study team encourages the use of personal vehicles, taxi or rideshare services rather than public transit.
  • The research site/institution is taking all precautionary measures to ensure the safety of the study participants.

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