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  • Paid study helps African Americans learn how important sleep is to good health

    GHHEditor March 9th, 2024

    The Tailored Sleep Health Education (TASHE) study looks at different ways to help African Americans learn about the importance of sleep. 

    Sleep disorders--like sleep apnea--can lead to high blood pressure and other cardiovascular diseases, as well as weight gain, memory problems and headaches. 

    Study requirements

    If you are interested in being involved in this study,there are several things that are required:

    • You must be 18 years of age or older
    • You must self identify as Black or African American
    • You must be willing to participate for the length of the study (at least 6 months)
    • You must be willing to travel to the study center at 227 East 30th Street in Manhattan

    Compensation: $100 in cash over 6 months

    Participation and time commitment:

    If you meet the above eligibility requirements, and decide to join the study, you will be asked to come to the study center for three visits:

    • First office visit: You will be asked to fill out  questionnaires  about your health, sleep, and sleep apnea. You will then be given $25 and an iPad for your use for 2 months. The iPad will give you access to sleep education materials


    • Second office visit: You will come to the office to fill out short questionnaires, return your iPad, and receive $50


    • Third office visit: You will come to the office to fill out short questionnaires and receive $25




    Please contact Dr. April Rogers at the NYU Center for Healthful Behavioral Change:





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