The NHLBI leads or sponsors studies for patients who have heart, lung, blood, or sleep related diseases or disorders. Find studies for diseases and conditions and see if you or a loved one is eligible.
Are you an adult with a diagnosed sleep phase disorder?
This study aims to assess the sleep patterns and quality of sleep in people who have sleep phase disorders to determine how the disorders affect their circadian rhythms. To participate in this study, you must be at least 18 years old and have a sleep phase disorder, such as advanced sleep-wake phase syndrome or delayed sleep-wake phase syndrome. This study is located in Chicago, Illinois.
Do you have overweight?
Circadian rhythm disorders can cause overweight and obesity. This study is examining how not getting enough sleep causes these complications. To participate in this study, you must be between the ages of 20 and 40 and have overweight but not obesity. This study is located in New York, New York.
Are you a healthy adult who regularly sleeps for 6.5 or fewer hours?
This study is examining whether getting enough sleep can lower your risk of high blood pressure. To participate in this study, you must be between 18 and 65 years old, regularly sleep for 6.5 or fewer hours, and be able to adjust your sleep schedule for the study. This study is located in Rochester, Minnesota.
Are you an adult who does not have high blood pressure?
Circadian rhythms control daytime and nighttime changes in blood pressure. This study is examining the links between stress, loss of sodium through urine, and circadian rhythms in controlling blood pressure. To participate in this study, you must be at least 21 years old and not have high blood pressure. This study is located in New York, New York.
Do you have overweight or obesity and normally sleep between 10 pm and 3 am? This study is investigating how sleep schedules and circadian rhythm misalignment can contribute to increased consumption of energy dense/prepared foods and to decreased insulin sensitivity, which can raise a person's risk of cardiometabolic risk factors. This study is located in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Do you have a high-risk pregnancy?
This study will investigate the use of a non-invasive scan called fetal magnetocardiography to detect potential problems in the fetus in five high-risk pregnancy conditions associated with stillbirth. The scan is normally used to look at fetal heart rhythms. To participate in this study, you must be at least 18 years old and pregnant with one of the following: having a stillbirth in a previous pregnancy, carrying identical twins, or having a fetus that has been diagnosed with major congenital heart disease, fetal hydrops, or fetal gastroschisis. This study takes place in Madison and Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Are you a woman who is postmenopausal or a man older than 65? This study will investigate the effects of oral progesterone for older women and testosterone for older men on QT intervals. QT intervals that are increased by medicine can lead to dangerous heart rhythm problems. Researchers hope to learn more about why this happens and how to deliver safer doses. This study is located in Indianapolis, Indiana.