Clinical Trial 16048

Dallas, TX 75234


Study Summary:

Sleep apnea: The more you lose, the more you may gain

Volunteer for an investigational medication weight loss study

Do you start the day tired? Do you have restless nights? If you have sleep apnea, explore a non-CPAP clinical research study option. This investigational medication study will help find out if weight loss improves sleep apnea symptoms. This study will provide you with weight loss support in a medically supervised environment that includes all study medication, study-related care, and nutritional counseling at no cost. If you are overweight and have sleep apnea, consider volunteering.

Addressing sleep apnea

CPAP treatment opens your airway, but doesn’t resolve the underlying problems that cause sleep apnea. Researchers want to find out if weight loss can improve airway flow and reduce the dangerous risk factors associated with sleep apnea. About sleep apnea In patients with sleep apnea, low airway flow causes restless, non-restorative sleep. As a result, you may be experiencing daytime sleepiness and poor concentration. This puts you at high risk for driving and work-related accidents. Untreated sleep apnea can also lead to serious health conditions, including high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and stroke

About the study

If you qualify, you will receive all study medication, study-related care, and nutritional counseling at no cost. You may also be compensated for your time and travel to the study center. You will be asked to participate in the study for about nine months. During that time, you will receive close monitoring from the study team and weight loss support.

Additionally, you will be asked to:

  • make regular visits to study center
  • take part in three separate overnight sleep evaluations
  • follow a diet and exercise plan
  • chart your progress in a study diary

How do I qualify? You may qualify if you are:
  • at least 18 years of age
  • overweight
  • unable or unwilling to use CPAP
  • not diagnosed with type 1 or 2 diabetes

While the study will focus on the effects of weight loss on sleep apnea, losing weight may bring additional benefits for long-term health. Consider volunteering.


Clinical trials are medical research studies designed to test the safety and/or effectiveness of new investigational drugs, devices, or treatments in humans. These studies are conducted worldwide for a range of conditions and illnesses. Learn more about clinical research and participating in a study at About Clinical Trials.