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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45 thoughts on “Sleep Clinical Trials and Research Studies

  1. Megan Reply

    I am 31 years old and have been having extremely vivid dreams for years. I feel that I am watching movies all night and living out the dreams. I feel every emotion and can recall all little details. I am always exhausted the next day and would love a sleep study to figure out if there is a way I can sleep without them.

  2. David Roadman Reply

    Please.comsider me for all your paid sleep studies (insomnia, sleep apnea, etc.

  3. Lorenzo jones Reply

    Iam have trouble staying and sleeping at night I have insomnia can someone help me

  4. Evelyn Symonds Reply

    I have terrifying nightmares of being physically attacked and fighting off my attacker. However, my son tells me that I scream in my sleep, which then affects his own sleep. I used to live with my other son, but was told to leave due to my screaming in my sleep. I was diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea after a sleep study and put on a CPAP machine. I tried very hard, but cannot tolerate the CPAP because of continued problems with the facial mask. Can someone PLEASE

  5. Jerome Yeiser Reply


    I am really struggling with sleep at night. I feel s if my mind or brain just won’t sleep. I would like to participate in a study.

  6. Floyd Winnie Reply

    Looking for a volunteer sleep study overnight I snore very heavily and my son tells me I stop breathing can’t afford $5000 for a regular test and he helped us

  7. Olivia paris Reply

    My name is Olivia, I’m 19 years old. I have been dealing with sleep disturbances for about 6 years starting with sleep walking and talking. As I got older and these past couple years it turned into night terrors, sleep paralysis, and hallucinations/ hearing voices. All of this happens during sleep. The problem is it’s almost never consistent. It might happen for an entire month but then be in remission for another month. I do struggle with anxiety so it could be a factor and I try and take melatonin. I haven’t seen many patterns so if I could participate in a sleep study that would be cool.

  8. Becky Wiedrich Reply

    I have a 27 year old female. I’ve have always had extremely vivid dreams and nightmares. I can remember them too, every detail as well as feelings. Some of them don’t feel like dreams, I feel like I’m there living it. I’ve always wanted to do a dream study and get someone’s professional opinion.

  9. Brandon Reply


    I have been diagnosed with severe sleep apnea and use a CPAP machine. Also had a sinus irrigation surgery due to sinusitis that was thought to have assisted with my continued sleep issues. I am still exhausted daily and, while not as bad as before CPAP, I have vivid hallucinations upon waking up (that I can fully and physically react to)/sleep walking multiple times a week.

    Wanted to see if y’all had an anything to say on it.

  10. Amy West Reply

    I have very vivid ” stress” dreams, where i am lost, cant move, etc. Very concerning because i wake up, still stressed about it. Very detailed and scarey

  11. Michele Murray Reply

    Hi, I’m Michele and I would like to participate in the sleep study.

  12. Kaylia Boshard Reply

    I am a 31 year old female. I have extremely vivid dreams and nightmares that affect me after I wake up. I have had reoccurring dreams my entire life. I am bipolar also suffer from PTSD. I would love to understand why I have such vivid dreams and constant nightmares. I can have two to three a night! Located in SC.

    • Kelly Starratt Reply

      ‘My name is Kelly. I’m 29 and have had extremely vivid lucid dreams my entire life, most of them not very pleasant. It’s gotten to the point that it’s debilitating and I don’t know who to ask for help. I’ve fine numerous experiments with them where I’ll check my watch in my dream, wake myself up, check the time, go back and track my time and distance, and other such things.. I can’t sleep without waking up exhausted and stressed or terrified to go back to sleep. It’s contributed to severe alcohol abuse in my teen years just to sleep through the night. I’m desperate for help at this point..

  13. Devin Y Spencer Jr Reply

    Hello, my name is Devin and I would like to participate in the clinical trial. Is there any snoring problem that I can attend?

  14. Luis Ortega Jr. Reply


    I am interested in a study. Problems with sleeping has keeped me from becoming productive.

  15. shirley augustine Reply

    My zip code is 55350 I’m having severe insomnia can’t even keep a job and long term effects of Covid 19

  16. shirley augustine Reply

    I am have long term effects of covid also insomnia issues

  17. Jerrod A Lowther Reply

    Interested in sleep apnea study paid and unpaid South Jersey/Phila/Bristow areas

  18. Debra Veronica Russell Reply

    I am severe insomniac. Want to participate in paid sleep study near zip 20706

  19. Kara Reply

    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!

    • Cj Reply

      You show signs of narcolepsy or if not then you need to have your heart checked. Please contact your primary care doctor.

  20. Daniel Reply

    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.

    • ally Reply

      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.

  21. CANDACE Reply

    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.

    • Anonymous Reply

      Let me clarify that 3 hours a night to 10. Not on a weekly basis.

  22. Brenda Shnowski Reply

    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.

  23. Wendy Moore Reply

    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,,

  24. William E.Ritger Reply

    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.

  25. Monica Vaughn Reply

    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.

  26. Kendra Reply

    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!

  27. Anthony Osowski Reply

    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.

  28. Brande Carlo Reply

    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.

  29. Nia Gill Reply

    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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