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Sleep Study II

Study investigating a new medication for sleep problems
If you regularly suffer from sleep problems, including difficulty initiating sleep, waking up frequently during the night and having difficulties falling back asleep, or waking up earlier than desired without being able to fall back asleep, participants are wanted for a study investigating a new medication for sleep problems.

This study will involve:

  • 3 x 20-minute visits in person over a two-week period at the University of Sydney, Camperdown
  • daily online questionnaires (2-3 minutes)
  • total time commitment of approximately 2 hours.

At the first visit, baseline measures will be assessed and information about the study will be given. During the first week of the study data about your sleep and general health will be collected. At visit 2 you will be randomly assigned to either the active medication, placebo or a no-treatment condition, followed by another week of data assessment and a last visit.

You will be reimbursed for the costs associated with participating.

Ethics committee approval number: 2018/107

Eligibility

You may be eligible to participate in this study if you are:

  • 18 years or older
  • healthy, fluent English-speaking adult with sleep problems, including difficulty initiating sleep, waking up frequently during the night and having difficulties falling back asleep, or waking up earlier than desired without being able to fall back asleep.

Unfortunately, we have to exclude individuals who:

  • are less than 18 years old
  • taking prescription medications, besides contraceptive pills (these may influence your sleep or interact with the medication at study)
  • pregnant, trying to conceive, or breastfeeding
  • have received professional treatment for sleep problems in the last three months
  • have an antihistamine, lactose, or beetroot allergy, or any other intolerances
  • have a sensitive stomach or gastric problems (especially acid reflux)
  • have abnormal/deficient kidney functioning or any other medical condition.

Please note that the capsules themselves are made of gelatine and therefore are not halal or vegan.

How to participate

If you are interested in assisting with this important and exciting area of research, please contact the study facilitator Christoph Werner via email for more information.