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.
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
The purpose of this study is to examine health outcomes in former Ohio State University athletes who played a varsity sport during their time at OSU. The objective is to determine whether athletes who sustained a concussion have different health outcomes than those who did not sustain a concussion. Any former OSU varsity athlete can participate in a 20-minute online survey.
- Anyone who has played a varsity sport as an undergraduate student at OSU, and they have now graduated (i.e., OSU athlete alumni). There are no other restrictions in terms of age, sex/gender, type of sport, etc.
This study is being done to find out if light therapy can help people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) who experience difficulties with their sleep. We also want to find out if light therapy is safe and does not cause too many side effects. If you qualify to join, it will take you about 4 months to complete this research study. During this time, we will ask you to make 5 study visits to The Ohio State University and complete 3 phone calls.
Inclusion Criteria: 1) Diagnosis of idiopathic PD 2) Stable dose of all PD medications for at least 30 days prior to randomization 3) Willingness to wear an Actiwatch and complete daily sleep logs Exclusion Criteria 1) Presence of moderate depression 2) Co-existent significant sleep apnea 3) Co-existent symptomatic restless legs syndrome (RLS) 4) Cognitive impairment 5) Pregnant women Further inclusion/exclusion criteria exists