The staff of the Center for Sleep Medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center is committed to advancing sleep science and to educating and training the next generation of sleep specialists.

Sleep specialists coordinate ongoing research studies supported by the National Institutes of Health and other grant-giving institutions. In this way, the center has access to the most cutting-edge diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to help its patients with even the most challenging sleep disorders.

Patients who qualify may participate in the Center’s current clinical trials:

  1. REM Sleep Behavior Disorder Associated with Parkinson's Disease Study (RAPiDS)

    Summary: Observational study in adults with REM sleep Behavior Disorder (RBD) aimed to investigate long term changes of patients with RBD and/or RSWA over a three-year period.

    For Who: Anyone with REM sleep Behavior Disorder (RBD) and/or REM sleep without atonia (RSWA).
  2. Inspire® Upper Airway Stimulation (UAS) System: Post Approval Study

    The purpose of this study is to obtain long-term data on the use of Inspire therapy. The study will be conducted for the treatment of moderate to severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) in subjects who have already attempted non-surgical treatment options.

    For Who: Patients who use the Inspire device.

  3. Adherence to PAP Treatment: Influences of Co-Morbid Insomnia and of Race/Ethnicity

    Patients who are starting on CPAP will be contacted if they fit the inclusion criteria. The purpose of the study is to ascertain the factors that contribute to poor PAP adherence, comparing patients with OSA alone to those with OSA and insomnia. We also will examine adherence to treatment comparing the adherence rate of Blacks to non-Hispanic whites.

    For Who: Patients who are starting CPAP treatment who fit inclusion criteria. 

  4. Temperature manipulating gloves for the treatment of insomnia.

    Patients having trouble falling asleep will utilizing a custom designed hydrogel glove for the treatment of insomnia. The intent of this glove is to help reduce the amount of time it takes individuals to fall asleep. We would like to test our prototype in a small number of subjects for comfort and benefit in reducing sleep latency.

    For Who: Patients having trouble falling asleep.