NICHD conducts and supports a variety of clinical research related to sleep. Select a link below to learn more about these projects.
- Sleep Health in Preschoolers: A Randomized Controlled Trial (SHIP)
This study is investigating the impact of an intervention called SHIP (Sleep Health in Preschoolers) on childhood sleep problems, obesity, academic achievement, and emotional and behavioral problems.
- Sleep Health Literacy in Head Start (SLEEP)
This study will test an early childhood sleep health education program in seven Head Start agencies.
- Sleep Disordered Breathing, Obesity and Pregnancy Study (SOAP)
This study will investigate how sleep apnea affects pregnancy. It will also look at the effects of continuous positive airway pressure, a treatment for sleep apnea.
- Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) for Sleep Apnea in Pregnancy (SLEEP)
This study will assess whether treating pregnant women who have sleep apnea with CPAP will reduce their rate of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy.
- Sleep-wake Changes of Luteinizing Hormone Frequency in Pubertal Girls With and Without High Testosterone (CRM005)
This study will investigate whether luteinizing hormone (LH) pulse frequency is different in girls in early puberty who do or do not have high levels of testosterone.