The Cardiometabolic Health And Relationships To Sleep (CHARTS) study, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, is a regrional study of the relationship between habitual sleep patterns and their health.
What is cardiometabolic health?
Obesity, heart disease, and diabetes are major diseases facing our population. As our knowledge about these conditions increases, we are learning that many aspects of our health are intertwined. For example, most people know that being obese will also make you more likely to have a heart attack or stroke later in life, and that losing weight is good for the heart. Since many of these areas of health are related, this study aims to take a broader view of health and examine a number of factors that may increase risk of obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and other important, related diseases.
How is cardiometabolic health related to sleep?
The reason we are conducting this study is because we don't know how to answer this question. We do know that sleep deprivation in the laboratory can lead to problems, and we also know that, in general, people who experience sleep difficulties have more problems with their health. This study seeks to gain a better understanding of sleep as an important factor for health.
What is this study?
This study asks particiants to help us better understand the importance of sleep. There are no study medications and we do not ask you to change your sleep in any way. This is not a sleep deprivation study -- in fact, we ask you to try to keep as normal a sleep schedule as possible. We are simply studying how you normally sleep, and then we will study how healthy you are, using a number of different tools. Participants will be paid $500 for completing the study.
Are you interested?
Take our online survey to see if you qualify.
You can also learn more about what is involved if you join.
If there is any way we can help, please contact us.