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Treatment for Sleep Disturbance in Orthopaedic Trauma Patients

The purpose of the study is to test the efficacy of sleep treatment in human patients following traumatic injury. Specifically, the study will determine if treatment consisting of melatonin and education related to sleep habits are effective in treating sleep disturbance and improving sleep quality in Orthopaedic trauma patients. We hope to learn if melatonin and sleep education effectively improve sleep following traumatic injury, and improve outcomes.

Stanford is currently not accepting patients for this trial.

Lead Sponsor:

Stanford University

Stanford Investigator(s):


  • Dietary Supplement: Melatonin 5mg and Sleep Education
  • Other: Placebo




Inclusion Criteria:

   - New patients visiting the Orthopaedic Trauma Clinic or undergoing orthopaedic surgery
   in Stanford Hospital following traumatic injury. Accidental traumatic fracture
   injuries that are operative and non-operative. Must be able to swallow tablets.

Exclusion Criteria:

   - Documented head trauma. Cognitive impairments. Minors. Previously diagnosed sleep
   disorders. Sleep apnea. Enrolled in another study. Women who are pregnant or may
   become pregnant or are nursing. Hypertension. Diabetes. Endocrine, autoimmune,
   depressive, bleeding or seizure disorders.

Ages Eligible for Study

18 Years - N/A

Genders Eligible for Study


Not currently accepting new patients for this trial

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Michael J Gardner, MD