A Study to Learn More about Sleep and Memory Changes in Youth

Official Title

Typical Sleep Brain Dynamics


The Malerba Lab at the Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital is looking for healthy volunteers ages 8 to 19 for a research study on the relation between sleep and memory in children and adolescents. Our goal is to learn how sleep brain activity and memory change throughout development. Children/adolescents will participate in an overnight study in the sleep lab; and play memory games both before and after the sleep night. The study will take about one evening to the next morning to complete and you may be compensated for your time. 

Could this study be right for you?

1. Participant and legal guardian are each able to complete measures in English

2. Participant has no history of sleep study required for medical reasons

3. Participant has no history of neurodevelopmental disorder, intellectual disability (defined as presence of Individualized Educational Plan or Section 504 Plan), or chronic illness affecting brain system development (defined as lasting six months and requiring ongoing treatment by a subspecialist, e.g., cancer, epilepsy)

4. Participant has no history of severe mental illness or behavioral disorder requiring inpatient hospitalization of treatment;

5. Participant does not have sensory or motor impairment precluding completion of study measures

Age Range

8 - 19 years