Volunteers needed for sleep studies

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for three trials investigating new treatments for 1. SNORING and OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNOEA 2. SURGERY for OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNOEA 3. INSOMNIA and OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNOEA

 

Do you snore on your back?

As shown on Channel 9 News on Wednesday 8th July 2015 -

Volunteers aged 18-75 years are needed to participate in a research trial for people who find sleeping on their back makes snoring or obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) worse.

A new position-triggered vibration device called BuzzPOD, is being trialled by Adelaide Institute for Sleep Health researchers. The BuzzPOD is designed to discourage back (supine) sleeping in people who have been diagnosed with OSA that is only a clinical problem during supine sleep.

As part of your participation in the study you will receive free of charge an eight week trial of both Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) – the standard treatment for OSA – and an eight week trial of supine-avoidance treatment using the BuzzPOD device.

Trial participants must not have previously used CPAP treatment.

To be eligible for the SUPA OSA Trial you would need to have had a sleep study (that we can screen) which shows supine-mainly OSA, or if you have not had a sleep study you would need a referral from your GP for a sleep study at AISH.

To find out if you are eligible, select aishresearch and complete the online screening questionnaire, or contact Melanie Heath on 1800 397 371 or to email select Melanie Heath.

 This research has been approved by the Southern Adelaide Clinical Human Research Ethics Committee.

 

Surgery Trial for Sleep Apnoea

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for a new SURGICAL trial for OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNOEA (OSA). The Surgery of the upper airway Trial is a multi-centre, randomised controlled clinical study investigating the clinical benefit of multi-level upper airway surgery for patients with moderate-severe OSA who have failed medical treatments such as continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) and mandibular advancement splints (MAS).

Participants are required to be in the trial for 6 months and half of the participants will receive upper airway surgery at no cost. At the conclusion of the trial, if surgery outcomes are found favourable control patients will also be offered the surgery at no cost.

Patients should be aged 18 – 70, have moderate to severe OSA and have tried and failed CPAP and MAS treatments.

For more information and to find out if you are eligible, select aishresearch and complete the online screening questionnaire. Alison Pinczel may be contacted on 1800 397 371 or to email select Alison Pinczel.

 This research has been approved by the Southern Adelaide Clinical Human Research Ethics Committee.

 

Do you suffer from Insomnia and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea?

The COMISA trial is a research study of a non-drug (behavioural) treatment designed to help people with the two overlapping sleep disorders and will test if insomnia therapy will improve Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) adherence leading to better sleep quality.

Participants are required to be in the trial for six months and will receive CPAP free of charge, with some also receiving four sessions of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for their insomnia.

Participants should be aged 18-75, have symptoms of OSA (e.g. snoring, day time tiredness) and insomnia.

To find out if you are eligible, select aishresearch and complete the online screening questionnaire.

This research has been approved by the Southern Adelaide Clinical Human Research Ethics Committee.