Division of Sleep Medicine

Penn Sleep Clinical Trials

Study on Familial Sleep Paralysis

Patients that suffer from frequent episodes of sleep paralysis.  Sleep paralysis occurs upon awakening or just falling asleep when patient is awake but unable to move.  These experiences are often scary and can also involve unusual feelings. For some patients, these episodes occur frequently and appear to run in families. Adult subjects (at least 18 years of age) who experience sleep paralysis on a frequent basis (at least once/year) AND have other family members who also experience sleep paralysis frequently.  Taking part in this research study would involve a medical history and a blood draw. 

Contact:  Dr. Mark Wu, marknwu@mail.med.upenn.edu


Study on Sleep Apnea in Commercial Drivers
This study is designed to test whether home-based diagnostic technologies and data obtained during routine employment physical examination in commercial drivers are accurate when compared against full sleep studies in predicting obstructive sleep apnea.  Adult subjects (between 18 - 65 years of age) who have a commercial drivers license. See attachment for further details.

Contact: Linsday Wick, (215) 614-0047


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