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Depression and Insomnia Study 

You may qualify for a clinical research study being conducted by the Duke Sleep Disorders Center if you are:

  • between the ages of 18 to 65
  • have symptoms of depression with suicidal thoughts
  • have difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, or waking up too early in the morning

Physicians in the Sleep Center are studying whether a careful, controlled use of hypnotics will reduce suicidal thoughts in depressed participants with insomnia.

If you qualify for the study, all study medication, exams and procedures associated with the study will be provided at no cost to you and you will be compensated for your time and travel.

For more information, call 919-681-0603 and ask about the depression and insomnia study. (Pro00037694) 

Attention patients who urinate frequently at night and are sleepy or tired during the day

You may qualify for a clinical research study being conducted by the Duke Sleep Disorders Center if you:

  • Get up to urinate two or more times per night
  • Feel sleepy during the day
  • Are between 18 and 90 years of age
  • Are in good general health

Andrew Krystal, MD, of the Duke Sleep Disorders Center is studying the safety and effectiveness of an investigational drug and how it may improve daytime sleepiness for people who suffer from nocturia.

If you qualify for the study, all associated study medication, exams, and procedures will be provided at no cost to you, and you will be compensated for your time and travel.

For more information, call 919-681-8797 and ask about the nocturia sleep study. (Pro00028116)

Do you have trouble sleeping?

If you are 45 years of age or older and have had trouble with falling asleep and/or staying asleep at night for at least three months, you may qualify for a sleep research study.

Doctors at the Duke Sleep Disorders Center are studying the link between frequent nighttime urination and sleep disorders. People with insomnia, and normal sleepers without any urinary complaints, are encouraged to learn more about the study.

If you qualify for the study, you will receive a sleep evaluation at no cost to you. In addition, you will be compensated if you qualify and participate in the study. For further information, call 919-681-8797 and ask about the overnight insomnia and nocturia study. (Pro00026451)


If you are interested in other research studies, visit DukeHealth.org.