Wisconsin Institute for Sleep and Consciousness



Study Description

Do you sometimes have abnormal behaviors during sleep, such as screaming, eating, walking, talking, or engaging in various other activities, with no recall or some recall in the morning? If yes, you might qualify to participate in this study!

This study uses high density EEG to investigate the normal patterns of brain activity during sleep, and how these patterns change in sleep disorders called parasomnias.

If you take part in this study, there would be 3 sessions over 3 separate days. The first session lasts 1-3 hours and is during the day. The second and third sessions will include an overnight sleep recording and a sleep deprivation night in the sleep lab. These visits are usually completed within about 2-3 weeks. No drug would be administered. You will be paid up to $500 for these visits. We can also assist with transportation to the lab. If you have recently had an overnight sleep study for clinical reasons, you may only need to come to the lab for one overnight visit.

Interested in participating? Contact Dr. Valomon at the following email address:


Compensation: Up to $500

Eligibility requirements: To participate in this study you must

    • be between 18 and 89 years old
    • have no serious medical problems
    • have no drug or alcohol problems in the last 6 months
    • not be pregnant

# of visits required: 3 visits over 3 (non-consecutive) days

Time of visits: One intake session during regular business hours, followed by 2 overnight stays at the clinic

Location of Study: