Contact Smoke Alarm Study
This study will last for two separate nights (about 5 to 8 hours each night, depending on how quickly your child falls asleep). Each child will experience four separate types of alarms; two each evening. We will compare the ability of each type of alarm to awaken children. We will also test children’s ability to do a pretend escape task after awakening from each type of alarm.
This study will be done in the comfortable private sleep rooms in the Sleep Research Center run by Nationwide Children’s Hospital located at 83 Outerbelt Street, across the street from the Hospital’s Close to Home East location on East Broad Street.
For your time and any inconvenience, you will be paid $150.00 per family (not per each participating child) within two weeks after completion of your family’s participation in the study. If your child does not finish the entire study you will receive $25.00.
Participants must be 5-12 years of age and not taking medications on the day of the study that may affect their sleep or awakening patterns, such as some behavior (ADHD) medications and sleep aids.
If your family is interested in participating in our study, please contact Robyn Kunsman via email at Robyn.Kunsman@NationwideChildrens.org (preferred) or by phone at (614) 355-2772.