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Open Research Studies

​Here are our active research studies currently seeking volunteer subjects. Click on each study for more information. If you do not find any studies that you are currently qualified for or interested in but would like to be contacted for a future study, please join our registry and we will add you to our list of potential future subjects. 

Devices: Studies looking for indiviuals (Healthy and non-Healthy) to test new devices

               We will study how well a Samsung watch may capture and assess measurements of sleep versus a clinical sleep study.

Alzheimer's: If you are a person 65-85 years old who is receiving care through a UCSD clinic or living in the area.

        We will study how obstructive sleep apnea may contribute to the potential risk of Alzheimer's disease.

OSA: If you have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea.

       We will study how well a Samsung watch may capture and assess measurements of sleep versus a clinical sleep study.

       We will study people with OSA who are obese to explore the connections between obesity and obstructive sleep apnea.
HIV and OSA
We will study people living with HIV to explore whether obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) might be causing or contributing to the fatigue and incresed risk of heart disease common in people with HIV. 
RESCUE
The goal of this study is to test the effect of combination therapy with three FDA-approved drugs (Diamox [acetazolamide], Lunesta [eszopiclone] +/- Effexor [venlafaxine]) on OSA severity and physiology.

Opioids: If you have chronic pain and are using opiods on a daily basis.

We will study whether Positive Airway Pressure (PAP) may help relive unstable breathing and determine if the treatment has a positive effect on sleep and pain perception in people using opiods on a daily basis.

Obesity: If you have OSA with a BMI 35-40 kg/m2 and are already scheduled for a sleeve gastrectomy (bariatric surgery).

Obesity and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (Slim-OSA)
We will study people with OSA who are obese to explore the connections between obesity and obstructive sleep apnea.

HIV: If you are HIV-positive and taking Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART).

HIV and OSA
We will study people living with HIV to explore whether obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) might be causing or contributing to the fatigue and incresed risk of heart disease common in people with HIV.