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Insomnia Treatment Program

Fiona Barwick, PhD, DBSM

Purpose: This clinical trial investigates three 6-week digital programs, one app-based and two online, for improving sleep in individuals with insomnia. All three programs - Full Sleep, Path to Better Sleep, and Sleep Hygiene Education - are based on cognitive and / or behavioral principles that can improve sleep. All three treatment condition include daily lessons about sleep along with sleep questionnaires, sleep tracking and sleep skills that are delivered either online or through a phone app. In addition, Full Sleep includes a bedside device that will help to track sleep.

Payment offered for participation

Time needed from participant: 15 minutes per day to complete an app-based or online sleep diary and review information in an app-based or online CBT-I program.

To qualify, you must:

  • Be 18+ years old
  • Have a diagnosis of insomnia or suspected insomnia
  • Have access to the internet and an iphone, Android or other smart phone device

Coordinator Contact:
Cris Moreno
(650) 721-7576

Applying 3D Upper Airway Ultrasound Imaging to Clinical Diagnosis of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Purpose: To “see” the airway: how it collapses during snoring for our patients with obstructive sleep apnea remains a challenge. At Stanford, we started a study using ultrasound imaging to “see” your airway in a non-invasive manner without radiation.

PI: Clete Kushida, MD, PhD / Stanley Liu, MD, DDS

Study status: Open, enrollment ongoing

Coordinator Contact:
Neehar Thumaty

Sleep and Oxygen Levels

Makoto Kawai, MD, D.Sc.

Purpose: to participate in groundbreaking research examining sleep and measures of brain oxygen levels simultaneously.  

Payment offered for participation

Time needed from participant:

  • Spend 6-8 hours of active participation
  • You will be asked to complete one sleep assessment (polysomnography)

To qualify, you must:

  • Be a healthy individual, 60+ years old
  • Be able to travel to Stanford to complete some questionnaires

Coordinator Contact:
Isabelle Cotto (650) 723-2795

Upper Airway Training for OSA

Clete Kushida, MD, PhD

Purpose: To see if playing a musical instrument-training program can improve OSA


  • 21-50 years old
  • Diagnosis of mild to moderate OSA
  • HST scheduled or recently performed

Time needed from participant: Approximately 12 weeks depending on OSA severity

Coordinator Contact:
Adrian Ekelmans (650) 721-5489

UVN-G3031 for Narcolepsy 1 or 2

Emmanuel Mignot, MD, PhD

Purpose: To study the safety and efficacy of study drug SUVN-G3031 as a possible treatment for NT1 and NT2


  • 18-50 years old
  • Diagnosis of narcolepsy type 1 or 2
  • MSLT within 15 years showing ≤ 8 minutes with 2 or more SOREMPs
  • An ESS score of ≥ 12

Time needed from participant: Up to 7 weeks of active participation. At least 5 clinic visits during that period

Coordinator Contact:
Vivian Liu (650) 721-5489

Blood biomarkers study in REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD)

Purpose: studying neuroinflammation and immune protective factors in patients with RBD

PI: Emmanuel H. During, MD

Co-PI: Emmanuel Mignot, MD, PhD

Study status: Open, enrollment ongoing

Research Coordinator:
Ana Cahuas (research coordinator) 650 721 5489,

Home diagnosis of REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD) using wearable sleep trackers

Purpose: developing a machine learning method to diagnose RBD in the home environment with wrist-worn actigraphy

PI: Emmanuel H. During, MD

Study status: Open, enrollment ongoing

Research Coordinator: 
Ana Cahuas (research coordinator) 650 721 5489,

For more information:

Participant’s right questions, contact: 1-866-680-2906