The study wants to determine whether evening binge drinking causes sleep apnea, whether these effects are more pronounced in women than in men, and whether CPAP will blunt the negative effects of evening binge drinking, reports Michigan Tech News.

This is the first randomized clinical trial at Michigan Tech. And the grant is the most recent—and most prominent—recognition of Michigan Tech’s growing contribution of research in the H-STEM (health, science, technology, engineering and math) fields.

“This is a real step forward for Michigan Tech,” Carter said. “This will hopefully continue the momentum of health sciences research.”