Cherry Juice Pilot Study

Study Type

General Health & Wellbeing

Study Purpose

The purpose of this study is to determine the effectiveness of cherry juice in treating insomnia.

About the Study

Do you have trouble sleeping at night?

If so, you may be eligible to participate in a sleep study at Pennington Biomedical Research Center. Insomnia is a common problem among individuals aged 51 and older and is sometimes associated with other health issues. The purpose of this study is to determine the effectiveness of cherry juice in treating insomnia and promoting sleep.

Study Design

Number of visits:

  • 1 Screening visit
  • 2 Overnight visits at the Pennington Sleep Lab

Study procedures:

  • 2 sleep tests (polysomnograms)
  • Blood draw
  • Questionnaires

Participants will drink 8 oz. of cherry juice or a placebo drink twice daily for 2 weeks and then submit to a sleep test. There will be a two week “wash-out” period; then another two weeks of drinking the given product (either cherry juice or placebo juice) with a final sleep test. Results of both polysomnographs will be compared.

This is a cross-over study where the subject will receive real cherry juice to drink prior to one test, then be given the placebo drink prior to the second test (or vice versa). All study-related drink and procedures will be provided at no cost to participants

Study Qualifications

  • Age: 51 years and older
  • Must have a sleep problem as defined as >3 nights per week for at least six months

Study Duration

2 months


Earn up to $350 for participation

Study Contact

If you are interested in volunteering for Cherry Juice Pilot, 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.


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