According to a report from WacoTrib.com, the new Baylor University sleep lab is studying how sleep quality changes as people age.
Baylor University research subjects have been hard at work for the past month getting paid to sleep at the newly opened Sleep Neuroscience and Cognition Laboratory in downtown Waco.
Michael Scullin, director of the new lab, is studying how sleep quality changes as people age, and that work requires subjects willing to spend three nights each in one of the lab’s bedrooms.
They sleep attached to electrodes that monitor their brain activity and eye and face movement, offering insight into the quality of their sleep.
Subjects earn $50 for each night, but the opportunity to contribute to science has been the study’s best draw for participants, Scullin said.