What you can expect from sleep research
For most sleep studies the technique electroencephalography (EEG) is used. For this technique you will, literally, get a nightcap (the EEG-cap), with which the brain activity is measured. The researchers will not be able to see what you are thinking, but they will be able to see, for example, how deep you are asleep. There are studies where you can take a nap during the day, as well as studies where you stay for an overnight stay. In our sleep lab you sleep in your own private room with luxurious beds!
What is expected of you during sleep research
For each study on the sleep lab there are different rules of participation, you will receive further information about this from the experimenter.
Preparing for a sleep study
Sometimes, but not always, during sleep research you are expected to make certain preparations. You will receive information from the researcher in advance, please read this well before the appointment so that you can contact the researcher with any questions you may have.
Can I participate in sleep research?
In principle everyone can participate in sleep research. If you register for sleep research, it is important to read carefully whether the research in question is looking for participants in a target group to which you belong.