Study Participation

For ongoing studies at the Centre for Chronobiology, we are currently looking for participants with the following characteristics:

Teenagers (14-17 years old):

CaReTeens Study (detailed information and or registration here, in German)

The effects of caffeine in sleep-restricted teenagers on sleep, reward processing, risk-taking, and underlying cerebral mechanisms.
Who: Healthy teenagers between 14 and 17 years of age with a solid understanding of German who can easily abstain a week from caffeine.
How long: The study lasts twice for one week each and consists of a total of 3 nights spent in our lab and 2 sessions in the hospital for an MRI.
Compensation: CHF 220 fixed + approx. CHF 120 earned in addition.

Young adults (18-35 years old):

Senior adults (65 years and older):

CIEL Study (detailed information here, in German)

Circadian intervention study for elderly with sleep problems (detailed information here, in German)
Who: Senior adults (at least 65 years old) with sleep problems
How long: 6 months
Compensation: For full participation CHF 1000.- (bank transfer)