Safety and efficacy of chronic hypnotic use: Study 2
May 19, 2017
Sleep Disorder Center
Principal Investigator: Timothy A Roehrs, PHD
The purpose of this research study is to determine how safe and effective it is to use either of two different FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approved sleeping medications on a nightly basis for six months. For many people insomnia is a chronic problem and they use their sleeping medications chronically, but studies have not thoroughly determined whether they remain effective and safe. This study will compare two commonly prescribed sleep medications which improve sleep, but do so through slightly different pathways in the brain.
Eligible participants are between ages 21 and 64, with difficulty sleeping, in general good health and have no chronic medical or psychiatric condition. Eligible women are not pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breast feeding during the study.