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Healthy volunteers, patients with sleep apnea needed for sleep study

If you snore or stop breathing while sleeping, you might have sleep apnea and not know it. In fact, 90 percent of people who have sleep apnea don’t know it. Researchers in The Sleep Research and Treatment Center at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center are conducting a research study on the influence of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure, or CPAP, on sleep apnea, sleepiness and fatigue and hormonal changes. Normal sleepers are also needed for this study.
You may be eligible to participate in this research study if you:

  • • Are a postmenopausal woman
  • • Are a non-obese man between age 45 and 65
  • • Are a normal sleeper or snore and stop breathing while asleep
  • • Sleep apnea patients should not currently be using CPAP

Participants receive a medical assessment at no charge, and monetary compensation for time and travel is provided.

Study director is Alexandros Vgontzas, Department of Psychiatry. For information more information contact the Sleep Research and Treatment Center at 717-531-4284.

Last Updated October 15, 2009