Posted by: admin in Uncategorized on March 19th, 2012

One option that I had not considered when I was trying to solve my snoring issue was the possibility of entering into a clinical trial for snoring. I have since found out that there are quite a number of sleep studies that have clinical trials focused around sleep apnea and even some specifically for the treatment of snoring. Often, these clinical trials do not charge the participant for the devices, medication and or therapies employed.

Clinical trials may be a less costly alternative to the regular sleep study that I went through and had to pay dearly for. You may, in fact, even be paid some form of compensation for your participation in the trial. Of course with clinical trials, there may also be some risk involved.  Also, keep in mind there is no guaranteed outcome as whatever method or treatment they are trying is in a “trial” period.  It is recommended that you first work with your primary care physician to see if a clinical trial may be a good fit for you before deciding to undertake one.

In the U.S. and many other countries there is much emphasis put into ensuring the safety and well-being of the participants and that the clinical trial follows a predetermined protocol.  Many trials follow the ICH GCP’s protocols to protect the participants.

Many clinical trials involved in pharmaceuticals may make use of placebos, so there is a possibility that you may not in actuality be receiving the actual treatment.

If you are interested in this option, you may want to look at the following sites:

US National Institute of Health’s Clinical Trials Site (link goes to snoring page)

An International Listing of Snoring and Sleep Apnea Clinical Trials

A site listing “paid” clinical trials for snoring


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