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Brand New Medical Study

Access potential new treatment for Insomnia

💡 Help researchers learn more about a potential new treatment for Insomnia.

💡 Qualify to take part and you could receive study-related care at no cost, as well as reimbursement.

Click here or scroll down to learn about this study's inclusion criteria ⬇️

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If you take part in the research study you will receive:

Reimbursement of costs

For out-of-pocket expenses, such as travel and parking.

Free study-related medical care

You may gain access to new research treatments, before they are widely available.

No overnight stays!

3 study visits that are out-patient only.

🏥 Study Guide

Who can take part in this study?

  • In order to be eligible to participate in the study, you must meet all of the following:

    • You are aged 18 - 70 years old
    • You have been experiencing insomnia symptoms more than 3 times a week, for at least the past 3 months
    • You can attend clinic visits in Brisbane, Queensland 

Who is unable to take part in this study?

  • Unfortunately, if you meet the following, this study is not the right fit for you:

    • Anyone with a current major psychiatric disorder (e.g. severe depression or anxiety that requires prescription medication)
    • Not living in or close to Brisbane, Queensland

How long will the study take?

If you are eligible, and agree to take part, your participation in the study is expected to last up to 49 days. This includes:

  • Screening period (14 days)
  • Treatment period (35 days)
  • 3 study visits and 2 phone calls

What is the purpose of this study?

This study aims to test a potential new bacterial treatment for Insomnia. The treatment consists of carefully selected bacteria. Bacteria are naturally found in the digestive tract and are a research focus for their important role in many health conditions.

Gut bacteria play an important role in regulating the sleep/wake cycle. When the gut bacterial community is disturbed by factors such as diet, medication and stress, this can influence a number of body systems and processes including the sleep cycle. This study will investigate if the bacterial therapy can help to improve sleep quality and duration and will also look at the effect it has on the gut microbiome.

 

What is Insomnia?

Insomnia is a common sleep disorder in which people have difficulty falling or staying asleep. It is often defined as inadequate or poor-quality sleep despite having adequate opportunity to sleep. More than 50% of the adults in Australia suffer from at least one chronic sleep symptom, and around 15% have symptoms that could result in a diagnosis of clinical insomnia. These may include:

  • Difficulty getting to sleep
  • Interrupted sleep during the night and trouble going back to sleep
  • Waking up too early

Insomnia has been associated with increased risk of various serious chronic medical conditions such as hypertension, coronary heart disease, heart failure, and diabetes to name a few. Additionally, it is highly comorbid with a number of mental health disorders, particularly depression.

 

Where is my nearest study site?

Here is a list of all of the sites who are currently recruiting for this study:

  • Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane (QLD)

 

What if I have other questions about the study?

We are here for you! Click or tap this button to send an email to our Patient Experience team:

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