I’ve decided to participate in another research study. Some of you may remember the pudding study (I’ll never eat pudding again). This study is different. It’s a sleep study for people that experience non-restorative sleep (isn’t that everyone?). My first visit is next Tuesday morning where they will draw blood, do an EKG, and some other tests to see if I’m healthy enough to participate. Shouldn’t be a problem. The following week, I would have three consecutive overnight visits where they hook me up to a bunch of monitors to figure out if I have a sleep disorder. I don’t think I do…so that would lead to the next set of visits where they give me medicine and I journal how I sleep for about a month. Seems easy to me! If I finish all of the visits I get a grand total of $540! Not bad, huh?
As a disclaimer, yes I’ve read the risks and the informed consent. It’s not approved by the FDA but has been tested in humans before.