Post by idoitforthepong on Dec 14, 2015 12:46:56 GMT -5
I've seen their posts in Craigs list often for sleep studies... some requiring you to be a veteran. I never gave it the chance because I'm a poor sleeper in clinics and messing up my clock (some required staying up for 24 hours then sleeping through day light hours etc.) isn't worth the pay. But if there are no good phase 1s around I'd say go for it. Rush is pretty well regarded in Chicago, as is the University of Chicago of course but they hardly have overnight studies.
Yes I did a sleep study there. They way under pay for what they make you do in my opinion. It isn't Phase 1 industry standards by any stretch. I think I got $1500 for two 5 night stays, and I had to wear a light and activity sensitive wristwatch for a month and come in to the lab to have the data collected several times. We were forced to sit in a lazy boy recliner chair in a room with a dim red light for 18 hours only being able to get up to go to the restroom. They had a menu of junk food and sandwiches to from basically as much as you wanted. You can even list food you want them to have on hand and they grocery shop for it prior. They had mozzarella sticks, pop tarts, etc. I don't remember exactly but it was a pretty big variety of food but basically junk food, with a few healthy. And they have a selection of 1000 movies and tv shows to pick from while the three subjects sit in the recliner and give saliva samples every half hour for 18 hours. From the 18 hours in the recliner we walked directly into an adjacent room that had three cots and a round table and a tv. This was our home for the next three days. The kicker was they wouldnt let us use computers or watch live tv or talk to anyone from the outside world for these three days. And we had lay down on the cots in darkness without talking (sleep time) every other two hour time period. They didnt tell us how long the intervals were, but we figured it out basically. So two hours down lights out, then two hours awake and out of bed with the lights on doing whatever leisure activity they had available. For three days. And there were two inpatient visits. It was very tough. One college age attendant/ graduate student worker in the room the whole time and they were great.