Become an SHF Friend

Become a friend and supporter of the Sleep Health Foundation and stay up to date with sleep advice and issues via our FREE newsletter.



Note: We do not share your details with anyone.  You can unsubscribe at any time.

Treatment for insomnia with sleep apnea

Volunteers are needed for a clinical trial led at the Repatriation General Hospital's Adelaide Institute for Sleep Health and at Queensland University of Technology and The Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane in investigating treatment options for people with both insomnia and obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA).

The COMISA Trial is a research study of a non-drug (behavioural) treatment designed to help people with these common overlapping sleep disorders and will test if insomnia therapy will make Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) easier to use and improve sleep quality.

Who can participate?
Participants should be aged 18-75, have symptoms of OSA (e.g. snoring, day time tiredness) and insomnia.

What is the recruitment target and study update?
Of the intended sample of 140, the team has now recruited and treated 91 patients with co-morbid insomnia and sleep apnea.
What does the study involve?

Participants are required to be in the trial for six months and will receive CPAP treatment free of charge, with some also receiving four sessions of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for their insomnia.

If you are residing in Adelaide and to check if you might be eligible please complete the questionnaire here or contact Amanda O'Grady: 8275 1301.

If you are residing in Brisbane and to check if you might be eligible please complete the questionnaire here  or contact Cassandra Pattinson:  

Sleep Health Foundation
ABN: 91 138 737 854
Suite 114, 30 Campbell Street, Blacktown, NSW, 2148
T: (02) 8814 8655 F: (02) 9672 3884
E: