Please note that this study can now be completed from the comfort and safety of your own home, without the need for any in-clinic visits. We will use a combination of phone, email, text to communicate with you & online forms to collect data. Your study product will be sent to you in the mail.
If your sleep is currently disturbed, you could help medical research.
Thank you for your interest in RDC Clinical’s new study, into a type of fat most commonly found in animals and which is a natural component of the normal human diet. The fat is known as “PEA” and has previously been identified as a therapeutic substance with potent anti-inflammatory properties and studied for its pain-relieving effects. It is believed PEA may also be of benefit in relieving the symptoms of sleep difficulties, and this will be the study’s focus.
Your sleep patterns will be monitored, you may get valuable insight.
If you’re over 18 years old, currently having trouble sleeping (e.g. difficulty getting to sleep, waking during the night, not feeling rested in the morning) and otherwise healthy, you could help with this important study and learn valuable information about your sleep patterns. Once enrolled you’ll be asked to attend our clinic in Newstead, Brisbane, for an initial interview, where you’ll complete lifestyle questionnaires, have body measurements taken and blood analysis for inflammation & liver function.
Then you’ll be given a sleep monitoring device that you’ll be asked to wear on your wrist for three days and nights continuously, keeping a diary of your sleep during that time. You’ll also be given the study product in capsule form to take once a day, roughly 60 minutes before going to bed. This process of sleep monitoring and tests will take place a further 4 times over the following 8-week period.
You will be one of 120 study participants divided into two groups of 60. One group will take the active study product, one group will take a placebo (a harmless, inactive substance).
If you’d like to take part in this study, we’d love your help. More information is below, the eligibility & registration form is on this page.