Current Research Studies

Sleep – Sleep Health in Preschoolers (SHIP)

Condition or Therapy:



Child Health, Behavior and Development

What is the goal of this study?

We want to learn more about the healthy development of children with sleep problems and find ways to help children and their families.

Who can join the study?

This study might be a good fit if your child:

  • Is 2 ½ - 5 years
  • Has sleep problems such as resisting bedtime, having a hard time falling asleep, waking up during the night, not getting enough sleep or feeling tired during the day.

To see if your family is eligible, please visit and complete the online survey.

You can also call a member of the study team at 206-987-SHIP for more information.

What will happen if my child takes part in this study?

This study will take place over three years. If you choose to take part in the study:

  •  A member of the study team will visit your home one time. They will talk with you on the phone to provide free parent education materials and problem-solve ways to keep your child healthy and developing well.
  • A member of the study team will visit your home five times. During these visits, you will be asked to do some assessments with your child. You will also be asked to fill out some surveys and a diary of your child's activities. Your child will be asked to wear an actigraph watch on their wrist that tracks their activity level.
  • Families who participate in this study may receive up to $180 in gift cards to thank them for their time.

Who can I contact for more information?

Send us an email.

Study Location(s):

This study takes place at your home. 

Principal Investigator:

 Dr. Michelle Garrison

Learn more about Dr. Garrison's research.