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The CLASS Study: Year 8 Students Sleep Research

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Know a current Year 8 student living in Melbourne?

The CLASS Study is a sleep research study at Monash University currently recruiting Year 8 students from Melbourne who have access to a smartphone! With hundreds of teens already participating, the CLASS Study is the largest study looking into the relationship between teenagers' sleep, body clocks, light exposure, mood, and academic performance, and how these change over time.


About The CLASS Study

Adolescence is a crucial time for brain and social development, yet is also a time when a teen's body clock naturally becomes later, causing their sleep patterns to change substantially. Sleeping later, having less sleep and irregular sleep-wake patterns are thought to contribute to increased sleepiness, inability to concentrate, negative mood and poor mental health. Researchers aim to investigate the relationships between the circadian clock, sleep and light interactions in adolescent cognitive function and how they change over time.


What will participants need to do?

CLASS follows teenagers over 5 years, starting in Year 8 and ending in Year 12. Participants will complete a range of tasks over the 5 years and will be reimbursed for their time, with teens receiving up to $355 and parents up to $132. Participants will also receive movie vouchers on their birthday, as well as a brief personalised report about their own sleep.


How can I get involved?

The CLASS study is currently recruiting Year 8 students to participate. If this study sounds like something you or someone you know may be interested in, please complete the expression of interest form at

This research project has been approved by the Monash Human Research Ethics Committee: 18718.
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