Social Experiences and Sleep Study

Social Experiences and Sleep Study

This study will test the effect of race-based social rejection on polysomnography derived sleep outcomes and nocturnal cardiovascular psychophysiology in a sample of 80 African Americans and 80 Caucasian Americans. The investigators will test group differences on these outcomes as well as within subjects by testing impact of rejection compared to a non-rejection control night in the sleep laboratory.

No pharmaceutical medication involved
Patients and healthy individuals accepted

Behavioral - Social rejection

Social rejection paradigm

The Effects of Social Experiences on Sleep and Cardiovascular Functioning