Ongoing Research Patient engagement in clinical trials help RESEARCH find new ways to treat individuals with Narcolepsy.

What Is A Clinical Trial?

A clinical trial is any research study that evaluates interventions to prevent, detect, diagnose, or treat a disease or disorder. In a clinical trial, human participants (or groups of participants) are assigned to one or more interventions to assess the results on health outcomes.

Why Are Clinical Trials Important?

Clinical Trials are important in discovering new treatments to prevent, detect, diagnose, or treat narcolepsy. It is the only process to bring new pharmacological drugs and treatments forward for approval to use within the narcolepsy community. Without the clinical trials, there is a risk that individuals could be given treatments which have no advantage, waste time, and could even be harmful to one’s health. If a treatment has no benefit, or has serious side effects, the treatment may not be further developed.

Ongoing Research

Clinical Trial

Northwestern Narcolepsy Nightmare Study

The Behavioral Sleep Medicine Lab is researching behavioral (non-medication) treatment for nightmares in adults who have narcolepsy.

RaiseUp Study and SunUp Study: Now Enrolling – Clinical Research Studies for Narcolepsy

The RaiseUp Study and SunUp Study are currently enrolling adults 18 to 70 years of age who have narcolepsy and experience excessive daytime sleepiness.

Recruiting Participants for the SYMPHONY Study

Falling asleep during the day? Sudden muscle weakness? WUN is collaborating with Axsome Therapeutics on a study to assess the efficacy and safety of AXS-12 (Reboxetine) in patients with narcolepsy (SYMPHONY)

INTUNE: A Clinical Study in Adults with Idiopathic Hypersomnia (IH)

Polaris Clinical Development Program

Find out how you and other people with narcolepsy may benefit from the outcome of the POLARIS studies.

Hypersomnia and Narcolepsy Study is Recruiting Participants

There is a new clinical trial opportunity for PWNs located in Canada.

 Do daytime “sleep attacks” leave you dreaming about a better treatment for narcolepsy?

SUVN‑G3031 study: Clinical Trial Listing

Do you have excessive daytime sleepiness from narcolepsy? You may be interested to learn about SUVN-G3031, a research study evaluating an investigational product for narcolepsy with and without cataplexy.

Research Study

CATNAP® Pediatric Narcolepsy Registry

Fact Sheet – Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) Programs to Promote Appropriate Medication Use and Knowledge: Patient Experiences with REMS Programs

Northwestern EXPLAIN Study

The Behavioral Sleep Medicine Lab is researching how family members are affected by idiopathic hypersomnia (IH) and narcolepsy.

Pillar Patient Advocates Survey

Participants paid $50.

Boston Children’s Hospital Narcolepsy Research Study for Kids Ages 9 to 17

Validation of Pediatric Narcolepsy Patient Reported Outcomes (PN-PROS)

Canadian Sleep Society: Recruitment of 1000 Families of Children Who Experience Sleeping Problems

Scaling-out Better Nights, Better Days to help children and families go from surviving to thriving during COVID-19.

Patient Experience in Clinical Trials Survey

Please help us improve the clinical trial for patients.

Recruiting Participants with Excessive Sleepiness

WUN is collaborating with Hypersomnia Foundation and Dr. Thanh Dang-Vu to investigate brain regions underlying narcolepsy (with or without cataplexy) and idiopathic hypersomnia.


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