A Study of the Effects of Sleep on Human Microbiota and the Implications for Health and Disease


About this study

The microorganisms inhabiting the human body can be regarded as a dynamic reflector of both healthy and disease states, altering in response to changes in the environment. This may precede clinically detectable disease, and could be used to predict disease onset, monitor response to treatment and predict prognosis. The purpose of this study is to show that human microbial communities are influenced by sleep and altered in humans with abnormal sleep patterns. They may ultimately be related to disease risk.

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

  • Only subjects who are eligible for ongoing IRB-approved studies will be deemed eligible for this protocol

Exclusion Criteria

  • Pregnant or breast-feeding women
  • Subjects who are ineligible for ongoing IRB-approved studies will not be included in this protocol

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-enrolling by invitation

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Not open to everyone who meets the eligibility criteria, but only those invited to participate by the study team.

Contact information:

Carrie Witter B.S.

(507) 255-0492


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