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Sleep Clinical Trials and Research Studies

Welcome to the American Sleep Association Clinical Trials Resource Center, presented in partnership with CenterWatch, the leading publisher of information on clinical research for patients and their advocates and healthcare professionals. Please click on the links below to learn more about clinical research and new medical therapies for treating sleep-related conditions.

About Clinical Research

This section provides background information about the clinical trials process and what to expect when you volunteer to participate in a clinical trial. Here, you'll find answers to frequently asked questions about clinical trials and also suggestions for where to find more information.

Listing of Clinical Trials

This is a listing of U.S. and international clinical trials actively recruiting patients for Sleep Disorders. Use these listings to search for clinical trials by geographic region. Please check back regularly since this database is updated daily.

Listing of Studies at the National Institutes of Health

This listing includes government-funded neurology clinical research studies being conducted by the various National Institutes of Health at the Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

Email Notification Service

Register your email address to be notified when new sleep and neurology-related clinical trials are posted to the database.

FDA Drug Approvals

This is a comprehensive listing of drugs that have recently been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. The drugs are organized by therapeutic area.

Neurology Research Centers

This directory provides detailed profiles of hundreds of clinical research centers specializing in neurology research. Research centers are organized geographically by state, city and center name.

CenterWatch Research Headlines

Here you will find links to news articles and reports on recent advances in clinical research. This section is updated weekly and the information has been published in CenterWatch publications during the past weeks. There may not always be sleep related material included.

New Medical Therapies (NMT) Trial Results

NMT Weekly Trial Results database is designed to provide easy access to information about the results of recently completed and ongoing clinical trials and is based on published materials from medical conferences and journals and from company reports. The clinical trial result summaries typically include the name and phase of the new therapy, the company sponsoring the research, a description of the trial design, and information on how well the drug has performed.

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  1. 37 year old female. Over the past 15+ years I have suffered from extreme sleepiness. It has gotten worse the older I get. Had all kinds of tests done by my family doctor whom did not determine anything. My typical day looks like this: wake at 6:15 am get to work at 7:45, nap for my lunch from noon to 1 pm, home from work around 5, nap from the time i get home until about 7:30, get up for dinner and then am back in bed for the night by about 9 pm. I can sleep the entire weekend away with no problem. When I do sleep I wake about every hour to hour and a half. I fall asleep extremely easily and have problems driving even 20 minutes without starting to doze off. I have a pretty extreme case of sleepiness in my opinion as well as others make fun of me for sleeping so much. Would love to sleep normal hours plus have the energy I had back in my high school days. HELP!

  2. Im a 20 year old male suffering from sleep paralysis since the age of 15. During my sleep paralysis i have visual and auditory hallucinations. On several occasions i have been able to physically feel whatever was happening during my sleep paralysis and I woke up with pain. It’s also important to note that when I get sleep paralysis it tends to occur about 3-6 times in a row in one night. Interestingly enough it happens more when I’m napping in my car or sleeping on my back.

    1. I am a 20 year old female who also gets sleep paralysis almost every night, many times multiple times in a night. Happens when I sleep and nap and I can never predict when it happens. It started years ago maybe when I was 12, but back then happened every once in awhile when now it happens all the time. Back in high school I remember being afraid of going to sleep just because i about knew I was gonna "wake up" not being able to move along with other significant visual during it.

  3. I am 36 yr old female, overall great general health. I have suffered from sleep paralysis with hallucinations auditory and visual. I differ from little sleep average 3 hours to some weeks 10 hours. Very vivid realistic dreams and recall them like a movie the next morning. They feel real. The paralysis also feels very very real and scary at some times. I have seen myself floating in my bedroom multiple times with different entities present.

  4. Unusual sleep talking, sometimes in a different language, 6 sense dreams, along with 90 to 100 percent dream recall. I am 58, cancer survivor, in good heath. Are there any sleep talking dream recall studies
    Which I may be of assistance for? Also child abuse survior.

  5. I am 52 female, I am a lot like William. I sleep all the time. My mother had to wake me to feed me and bathe me and other than that I slept. I don’t hear alarms. I have a friend that wakes me every morning or I wouldn’t have my job. I sleep so hard that I hear nothing I don’t wake up. Someone could rob everything around me and I would not wake up. I have had sleep studies done I take everything off and they have to come in all night, I don’t remember.. I can sleep anytime. I have a cpap but I rip it off , I snore terrible. I’m single so no one is there to have me put my mask back on. If I can sleep and don’t have to wake up I require 12-14 hours, I am tired of sleeping my life away!! Please help,,

  6. I am 82 years old, from the day I was born I have had a sleep problem My mother told me from the day I was born I would be feed in the evening and would sleep thru the night, never waking until the next morning. While in the navy, when we were at sea, getting off work at noon on Saturday would go to bed and sleep till the next morning, getting up for brunch, back to bed, get up in the evening and watch a movie and then back to bed till Monday at 6am.when working after the navy in a lab for printing machines when working on something where I would be under the machine I would fall asleep. Over the years I have had three sleep studies, I use a cpac along with 9 hours sleep. 2 modafinil 200mg eat breakfast I am still tired and can go back to bed. Their is a lot more I could say but running out of space to enter that information.

  7. 32 years old female with extreme chronic insomnia. In order for me to even begin having any kind of feeling, slight or severe, I have to take at the absolute very least: 12 of the 50mg OTC diphenhydramine sleep, at least one but no more than 2 800mg Gabapentin, 2-3 50mg Primidone {for my Essential Tremors}, 2-3 1mg Alprazolam, and at least 1 10mg Zolpidem Tartrate...... and even then after all of those, it takes hours for my body process it and/or allow it to work. I've had insomnia for an extremely long time, but I began to notice a difference in severity around 2003-04. I'm healthy as a horse except for my tremors & insomnia, but the anxiety I cause myself over worrying about it is getting worse as I get older. I can stay up for days and still feel perfectly fine, but I do miss that nice, warm, falling feeling of drifting off to sleep on my own. I haven't exaggerated one iota, and would love to be a participant of an insomniacal study so that I may begin to pick away at the answer of why I'm not able to fall asleep naturally, or even at all.

  8. 45 year old woman, I fall asleep fast and wake atleast hourly throughout the night,never feel rested could fall asleep on a dime..... help!

  9. 64 yr. Old single male. Suffering from lack of sleep. Average 4-10 hrs. A week. Extreme pain problems with no prescriptions. I am desperate for help.
    No Drs. Will believe me. Was on many pain meds 2 years ago.
    Trying to do what is best before it's to late for me. Need help.

  10. I am a 54 year-old woman. I have suffered from sleep paralysis with horrific demonic visions since the age of 12. It's not just a nightmare because I'm awake and and aware but can't move. It feels like I'm tapped in another realm and I'm being tortured and sucked through a dark hole to a dark world and never coming back. I've learned to live with it but it's been a huge problem and obstacle in my life. I also suffer from regular, terrifying, gorey nightmares. I've always thought that doctors and scientist could gain some insight and knowledge from my experience and my life-long, battled with my nightmares and sleep paralysis.

  11. Very interested in sleep study -- 47 yrs, female, lower lumbar surgery April this year. Please feel free to email me. Thank you.

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