Clinical Trials & Research
In addition to sleep studies, the Sleep Disorders Center of Alabama is well known for its work in sleep medicine research. The Center has conducted over 70 clinical research trials in an effort to expand treatment options for sleep-related disorders like insomnia and narcolepsy.
Over the past 10 years, the Sleep Disorders Center of Alabama has participated in over 50 multi-center clinical trials. The Sleep Disorders Center of Alabama is one of several sleep centers in the United States and, in some instances, other countries that test medications and devices for safety and effectiveness in the treatment of sleep disorders.
Very often the drugs that are being tested are investigational (which means that the only way to try these drugs is to participate in a research study called a clinical trial. This is the process that all medications must go through to become Approved by the FDA).
The Sleep Disorders Center of Alabama has participated in clinical trials of medication and devices that treat many sleep disorders such as Insomnia, Narcolepsy, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Restless Leg Syndrome and Shift Work Sleep Disorder.
Over the years, we have seen several important medications for treating sleep disorders receive FDA approval and become available for doctors to prescribe for their patients.
The Sleep Disorders Center of Alabama has two (2) Certified Clinical Research Coordinators whose jobs are to make sure that the research studies are performed according to very strict guidelines. They recruit volunteers for the studies and work very closely with them to see that the research volunteers receive the very same excellent care as our regular patients.
We believe that our research activities are very important to our patients and to the community at large. The Sleep Disorders Center of Alabama is on the cutting edge of helping patients with sleep problems not only in their diagnosis and treatment, but also in testing potential new treatments for the millions of Americans who suffer from some form of sleep disorder.
If you would like more information about clinical trials, please call (205) 599-1020 or 1-800-874-4948 and ask for Research.
You may also e-mail or call directly:
(205) 599-1020 Ext. 122