Complementary to its extensive portfolio of research focused on understanding basic mechanisms and explanatory factors underlying sleep and circadian disorders, the division conducts clinical trials aimed primarily at diagnostic methodologies and treatment for sleep disorders. Examples of protocols include examining the impact of bariatric surgery on obstructive sleep apnea and determining the impact of positive airway pressure therapy on mitigating the risk of cardiovascular disease. The division also has participated in clinical trials of new medications or treatments for insomnia and restless legs syndrome.
Descriptions of the research activities of individual faculty members can be found under Faculty Research Interests.
For a complete list of ongoing sleep disorder clinical trials at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, please visit Rally.
Other current studies are found at the Harvard Medical School Division of Sleep Medicine research subject recruitment page.