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Couples, healthy aging, rhythms and sleep study (CHARMS)

(IRB#: IRB_00158095)

As people get older they are more likely to have changes to their bodys rhythms, like waking up too early or in the middle of the night. As people get older, their sleep quality also goes down. We also know that sleep in one partner can affect the sleep of the other. Research is showing that having regular sleep/wake rhythms and good quality sleep can help your memory as you get older. The goal of this study is to understand how sleep in couples affects each others sleep and memory over a 2-year period.


  • All genders
  • Over 18 years old
  • Healthy Volunteers
  •   From Home
  • Paid

Who can participate?

 Gender: All genders

  Age: Over 18 years old

  Volunteers: Healthy Volunteers

   Location: From Home

Inclusion Criteria

  • People who are 50 years and older.
  • People who are married or living with a romantic partner for at least 1 year.
  • People who have noticed changes to their memory as they have gotten older.

Exclusion Criteria

  • People who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease.

Will I be paid for my time?


For more information contact:

Andrea Baxter


IRB#: IRB_00158095

PI: Kelly Baron


Approval Date: 2022-10-27 18:50:00

Study Categories: Brain Health Studies, Mental Health and Well-being Studies

Specialties: Psychology, Sleep Medicine

Last Updated: 6/8/23