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Individual Differences in Diabetes Risk: Role of Slow WaveSleep

Information source: University of Chicago
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this data on August 23, 2015
Link to the current ClinicalTrials.gov record.

Condition(s) targeted: Sleep; Diabetes

Intervention: baseline study (Behavioral)

Phase: N/A

Status: Completed

Sponsored by: University of Chicago

Official(s) and/or principal investigator(s):
Eve Van Cauter, Ph.D., Principal Investigator, Affiliation: University of Chicago


This study will examine the relationship between the amount of slow wave sleep (deep sleep) and the ability of the body to bring the blood sugar level to a normal range after receiving glucose.

Clinical Details

Official title: Ancillary Studies to Major Ongoing NIDDK Clinical Research Studies

Study design: Observational Model: Cohort

Primary outcome: Amount of Slow Wave Activity determines insulin sensitivity.


Minimum age: 18 Years. Maximum age: 20 Years. Gender(s): Both.


Inclusion Criteria:

- healthy volunteers age 18-20 with a BMI < 27kg/m2 in women and < 28 kg/m2 in men with

normal findings on clinical examination, routine laboratory tests and EKG

- only subjects who have regular life styles (no shift work, no travel across time zone

during the previous 4 weeks)

- habitual bedtimes between 7. 0-8. 5 hours/night

- do not take medications will be recruited

Exclusion Criteria:

- women taking hormonal contraceptive therapy and pregnant women will be excluded

- individuals with a history of psychiatric, endocrine, cardiac or sleep disorders will

be excluded

- other exclusion criteria will be: tobacco use, habitual alcohol use of more than 1

drink per day, excessive caffeine intake of more than 300 mg per day

Locations and Contacts

University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60637, United States
Additional Information

Starting date: November 2008
Last updated: September 4, 2013

Page last updated: August 23, 2015

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