A Study of the Effect of Lack of Sleep on Blood Pressure


About this study

The purpose of this study is to see if the lack of sleep changes how the body controls blood pressure

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria

  • A subset of 32 healthy subjects from those participants enrolled in studies IRB 11-002121 and IRB 11-007272
  • BMI 18.5-35 kg/m2 
  • age 18-40 years
  • non-smokers
  • free of any chronic medical or psychiatric disorders
  • on no medications other than birth control and second generation antihistamines
  • will have a history of normal sleep patterns

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Virend Somers, M.D., Ph.D.

Closed for enrollment

Contact information:

Sleep and Cardiovascular Clinical Research Unit


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