Cherry Juice II Study

Study Type

General Health & Wellbeing

Study Purpose

In the Cherry Juice pilot research study, scientists at LSU AgCenter and Pennington Biomedical Research Center were able to show that drinking tart cherry juice twice a day for two weeks resulted in an average of an additional 84 minutes of sleep time each night for participants with insomnia. In this study, scientists are interested in learning whether cherry juice provides an additional benefit to those with sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder that occurs when a person’s breathing is interrupted during sleep, potentially leading to health concerns including inflammation and cardiovascular disease.

The purpose of the Cherry Juice II research study is to see if drinking cherry juice will help reduce inflammation in those suffering from sleep apnea.

About the Study

Participants in the study will receive two weeks of cherry juice and two weeks of placebo juice. Participants will drink 8 oz. of cherry juice or the placebo twice daily for two weeks, followed by a two week washout period. Participants will then be given another two week supply of cherry juice or placebo.

Study Design

Number of visits:

  • 1 screening visit
  • 4 clinic visits

Study procedures:

  • Height, weight, vitals
  • Blood draws

Study Qualifications

  • Male or Female
  • Age:18 years or older
  • Have moderate to severe sleep apnea documented by your physician
  • Willing to stop taking NSAIDS (Aleve, Motrin, Aspirin, Advil) for duration of study
  • Not taking any medications for cholesterol, Rheumatoid Arthritis or Lupus

Study Duration

8 weeks


Earn up to $75 for participation.

Study Contact

If you are interested in volunteering for Cherry Juice II, click here to screen online, call 225-763-3000, or email

If you think you may be eligible, please click the button below to screen online.


Please do not fill out this questionnaire for anyone other than yourself unless you are their legal guardian.
If you know someone who may be interested please direct them to the site or have them call us directly at 225-763-3000.


English Calculation
Enter Your Weight: 
Enter Your Height: 
 ft.  in.
Your BMI: