The Sleep Center

Current Research Studies

The Sleep Center conducts clinical research studies to better understand sleep in children of specific age groups and with various health conditions. We currently have several studies open. If you would like more information about one of our sleep studies or are interested in having your child participate, please contact the person listed at the end of the study description.

Research sleep study for babies between 2 weeks and 6 months of age

Babies between the ages of 2 weeks and 6 months are needed for a study that will help us better understand sleep in infants. Your child does not need to have sleep problems to be included in this study.

The study involves two nights in the sleep lab and developmental assessments at each of these visits.

During this study, nothing will hurt your child and no needles will be used. A parent must stay with the child overnight.

We offer reimbursement for expenses.

More information

For further information, please call:
Ruth Bradford
Study Coordinator
Phone: 267-426-5747 

Sleep study for children and teenagers between the ages of 6 and 16 years of age

Children and teenagers between the ages of 6 and 16 years are needed for a study that will help us better understand sleep in children.

We are looking for healthy children who do not snore.

The study involves 1 night in our sleep lab and a day visit to the hospital. During this study, nothing will hurt your child and no needles will be used. An adult must stay with the child overnight.

We offer reimbursement for expenses.

More information

For further information, please call Mary Anne Cornaglia at (267) 426-5748. Leave a message and we will return your call. Please state your name and contact number.

Principal investigator: Ignacio Tapia, MD
Address: The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Sleep Center
Civic Center Blvd. and 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Research sleep study for children with Down syndrome

Children with Down syndrome between the ages of 8 and 20 are needed for a study that will help us understand sleep in children with Down syndrome.

Your child does not need to have sleep problems to be included in the study.

The study involves spending the night in the sleep lab, blood tests, an ultrasound of the heart (echo) and learning tests.

A parent must stay with the child overnight. 

We offer reimbursement for expenses.

More information

For further information, please call:
Ruth Bradford
Study coordinator
Phone: 267-426-5747 

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