A Study to Evaluate Sleep Timing and Duration in Patients with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome


About this study

The goal of this study is to gain a better understanding of the sleep and fatigue complaints of adolescent POTS patients by objectively measuring sleep with actigraphy prior to and after attending the Pain Rehabilitation Center (PRC) 3 week program. A questionnaire will be administered to assess subjective sleep complaints and correlate them with objective findings.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criterion:

  • Patients age 13-22 years.
  • Patients atttending the PRC 3 week program.
  • Patients who have been diagnosed with POTS.

Exclusion Criterion:

  • Patients< age 13 or > 22 years.
  • Lack of assent from the child to participate/wear actigraph/answer brief questionnaire.

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Robin Lloyd, M.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Noelle Drapeau

(507) 266-6397


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