Join paid study on sleep, performance, gut health

The purpose of this study is to evaluate how sleep loss affects your ability to think and changes the helpful bacteria living in your gut. We are also testing how a prebiotic diet alters how you and the bacteria living in your gut respond to sleep loss and being awake at night. This research will help us to create treatments and strategies for people working long hours under stressful conditions at night.

You may be eligible for this study if you:

  • Are a healthy male or female
  • Ages 18–35

Study visits include:

  • Consent appointment at the Sleep Laboratory
  • Medical screening appointment at Boulder’s CTRC
  • An actiwatch appointment at the Sleep Laboratory
  • Two application appointments of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) sensors
  • Two outpatient food pickups in Aurora
  • Two laboratory visits spanning 3.7 days each, with 17 days in between visits at the CU Boulder Sleep and Chronobiology Laboratory

Main procedures involved:

  • Consumption of prebiotic and placebo supplement
  • Sleep loss
  • Blood draws
  • Computer testing
  • Biological specimen sampling

 Compensation is up to $2,451.