Melatonin Supplementation to Improve Sleep in Patients With Heart Failure

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Mass General Brigham

Status and phase

Withdrawn
Phase 2

Conditions

Sleep Disorders
Heart Failure

Treatments

Drug: placebo
Drug: melatonin

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT00869869
ASMF-Scheer

Details and patient eligibility

About

The purpose of this study is to determine whether melatonin can improve sleep, quality of life and markers of heart failure in patients with heart failure.

Full description

Heart failure affects nearly 5 million individuals in the United States and constitutes a prime risk factor for morbidity and mortality. Beta-blockers are a class of drugs that form a critical part of the best treatment of heart failure, and thereby decrease the risk for these serious problems. Beta-blockers also lower the levels of melatonin, a hormone that has a sleep-promoting effect. Most patients with heart failure take beta-blockers and have poor sleep, which may be related to the beta-blockers' effect on melatonin levels. This study will evaluate the effectiveness of treatment with melatonin supplements in improving sleep in individuals with heart failure who are taking beta-blockers. In addition, the study will examine whether the melatonin supplements aid in improving quality of life and measures of heart failure. Participants in this double-blind study will be randomly assigned to receive either melatonin supplements or placebo for the duration of the study. The study will mainly take place at home, where participants will complete sleep diaries, measure blood pressure and wear a wrist watch that measures movement for 5-6 weeks. During that time there will be three visits to the hospital where plasma and urine samples will be collected and questionnaires will be completed.

Sex

All

Ages

35 to 75 years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Diagnosed with heart failure NYHA Class 2 or 3
  • Currently being treated with beta-blocker

Exclusion criteria

  • Diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea
  • Using Fluvoxamine, Warfarin, Nifedipine, or Calcium Channel Blockers

Trial design

Primary purpose

Treatment

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

Quadruple Blind

0 participants in 2 patient groups, including a placebo group

melatonin
Experimental group
Description:
melatonin
Treatment:
Drug: melatonin
placebo
Placebo Comparator group
Description:
placebo
Treatment:
Drug: placebo

Trial contacts and locations

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