Apnea and Insomnia Relief (AIR) for Gulf War Syndrome

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
VA Health Care System, San Francisco, CAGulf War SyndromeApnea and Insomnia Relief (AIR) - Behavioral
48 - 80
All Sexes
What conditions do you have?

Study Summary

This trial will test whether a sleep treatment can improve symptoms in Gulf War Veterans with Gulf War Illness.

Eligible Conditions
  • Gulf War Syndrome

Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Progress

1 of 3

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Study Objectives

3 Primary · 1 Secondary · Reporting Duration: Change from baseline to 1 week post-treatment (after 6 weeks).

Week 6
Change in Positive Airway Pressure (PAP) Adherence
Month 3
Change in Gulf War Illness Symptom Severity Index
Insomnia Severity Index (ISI)
Positive Airway Pressure (PAP) Adherence

Trial Safety

Safety Progress

1 of 3

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Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

Sleep Education (SE)
1 of 2
Apnea and Insomnia Relief (AIR)
1 of 2

Active Control

Experimental Treatment

80 Total Participants · 2 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: Apnea and Insomnia Relief (AIR) · No Placebo Group · N/A

Apnea and Insomnia Relief (AIR)
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: Apnea and Insomnia Relief (AIR) · Intervention Types: Behavioral
Sleep Education (SE)
ActiveComparator Group · 1 Intervention: Sleep Education (SE) · Intervention Types: Behavioral

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: change from baseline to 1 week post-treatment (after 6 weeks).

Who is running the clinical trial?

University of California, San FranciscoLead Sponsor
2,312 Previous Clinical Trials
11,758,258 Total Patients Enrolled
United States Department of DefenseFED
792 Previous Clinical Trials
213,213 Total Patients Enrolled
7 Trials studying Gulf War Syndrome
451 Patients Enrolled for Gulf War Syndrome
San Francisco VA Health Care SystemFED
9 Previous Clinical Trials
1,200,801 Total Patients Enrolled
Linda L Chao, PhDPrincipal InvestigatorUniversity of California, San Francisco
4 Previous Clinical Trials
219 Total Patients Enrolled

Eligibility Criteria

Age 48 - 80 · All Participants · 6 Total Inclusion Criteria

Mark “Yes” if the following statements are true for you:
You have trouble sleeping regularly, and it is diagnosed as insomnia disorder according to the DSM-5 research criteria. It doesn't matter if the insomnia started during or after the Gulf War, as it may be related to other symptoms of Gulf War Illness (GWI) that you have. Based on previous studies, improving sleep may also help with other symptoms like fatigue, depression, pain, and overall mental health.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this trial open to applicants aged 75 or younger?

"Enrollees for this medical research must be between 48 and 80 years old." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

What is the sample size of this research project?

"Affirmative. According to clinicaltrials.gov, this research study - which was first advertised on February 15th 2022- is currently recruiting participants. The aim of the trial is to enrol 80 patients from one medical centre." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

Is it possible for me to join this experiment?

"The eligibility requirements for this trial necessitate that participants suffer from Gulf War Illness and are between 48 to 80 years of age. The goal is to access a total of 80 suitable candidates." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Are individuals currently able to enroll in this research project?

"Affirmative. According to clinicaltrials.gov, this trial that was originally posted on February 15th 2022 is still looking for participants and has been recently updated on March 1st of the same year. 80 patients are needed from a single medical centre." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer
Please Note: These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.