Atlanta’s NeuroTrials Research Studying Link Between Sleep and Parkinson’s Disease

Dr. Russell Rosenberg is leading the new study, determining the link between sleep and Parkinson’s disease.

“This is the first study to focus on improving the quality of life for Parkinson’s patients by looking at the links between the disease and sleep,” said Dr. Russell Rosenberg, NeuroTrials Research founder and CEO.

Experts estimate 30 to 50% of people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) are excessively sleepy during the day, severely affecting their quality of life. What’s unclear is if their sleepiness is because of the disease or because of their medication. NeuroTrials Research, a clinical trials facility in Atlanta, is the only one in Georgia and only one of 15 locations nationwide charged with helping to find the answer to this “chicken and egg” question.

“This is the first study to focus on improving the quality of life for Parkinson’s patients by looking at the links between the disease and sleep,” said Dr. Russell Rosenberg, NeuroTrials Research founder and CEO. “Instead of focusing on the cure, in this unique proof of concept study, we’re trying to better patient’s lifestyle. They can stay on their current medication if they’re stable and that’s a very comforting situation for them.”

Doctors at NeuroTrials are accepting people to participate in the study who are 35-80 years old, are on stable treatment for their Parkinson’s yet experience excessive sleepiness. They must be otherwise healthy and may be compensated for time and travel.

Providing help in Atlanta … for the national good

Two gentlemen are participating in the study at NeuroTrials Research in hopes of finding relief from their own excessive sleepiness but also to help advance research into Parkinson’s.

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