The Ritchie Centre is looking for children/teens between the ages of 3 and 18 years to participate as controls in research sleep studies.
The Centre is carrying out studies on the effect of sleep disordered breathing on blood flow to the brain and its relationship with learning and behaviour. We are looking for non snoring 3–12 year old volunteers to serve as controls. Participants will have an overnight sleep study at the Melbourne Children’s Sleep Centre in the Monash Medical Centre.
We are also looking for 8–18 year old non snoring, normal-weight volunteers to serve as controls in another study on the effects of being overweight in childhood and snoring during sleep on brain structure, academic performance and the cardiovascular system. The participants will firstly have an MRI scan at the brand new Monash BioImaging Facility located in Wellington Road opposite Monash University Clayton Campus. This will take about an hour and afterwards have an overnight sleep study at the Melbourne Children’s Sleep Centre in the Monash Medical Centre. Both of these procedures will be performed on the same night.
During the sleep study, leads will be attached to measure brain activity, breathing and heart rate whilst the participants sleep. None of these measurements hurt the participants in any way and they will be able to see what their brains are doing! Sleep studies are overnight from 7:00pm and there are facilities for making tea and coffee and watching DVDs. A parent is required to stay and sleep overnight, and staff and students will explain everything about sleep to you. After the study a friendly psychologist will arrange a time to visit your house for some fun psychological testing. Being poor researchers, the only thing that can be offered in return for participation is free parking and gratitude.
For further information please contact: Professor Rosemary Horne, The Ritchie Centre Phone: 9594 5100 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit www.monashchildrenshospital.org, in the parents tab through the Melbourne Childrens Sleep Centre page for more information. You can also find us at www.facebook.com/pages/Paediatric-Sleep-Research
(This study has approval from the Monash University Human Research Ethics Committee – Project Number 14024B/12276B)
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