Chinese Medicine Treatment of Adolescent Sleep Disorders and Sleeping Pills Withdrawal


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The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of traditional Chinese medicine in the treatment of adolescent sleep disorders and the effect of sleeping pills withdrawal.

Study Overview

Start Date
December 22, 2023
Completion Date
December 31, 2025
Date Posted
February 6, 2024
Accepts Healthy Volunteers?


Full Address
The First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University
Nanjing, Jiangsu 224000, China


Minimum Age (years)
Maximum Age (years)
Eligibility Criteria
Inclusion Criteria:

Outpatients or inpatients.
It meet the diagnostic criteria of ' International Classification of Sleep Disorders, Third Edition ' ( ICSD-3 )..
Informed consent, voluntary participation in the study.

Exclusion Criteria:

Sleep disorders are caused by systemic diseases such as body pain, fever, cough, surgery and external environmental interference.Sleep apnea syndrome leads to insomnia.
Severe depression, suicidal tendency or having committed suicide.
Pregnant and lactating women.
It has serious primary heart, liver, lung, kidney, blood or serious diseases affecting its survival, such as: tumor or AIDS, SCR > 1.5n (n is the upper limit of normal value), ALT > 2n (n is the upper limit of normal value), WBC < 3.0 × 109 / L;
Those who cannot give full informed consent due to mental disorders.
According to the researcher's judgment, other situations that are not suitable for the group, such as the change of working environment.
Subjects who are participating in other clinical studies.

Study Contact Info

Study Contact Name
Xiuqin Wang, doctor
Study Contact Email
Study Contact Phone

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Detailed Description
All subjects giving written informed consent. In this multicenter,controlled, prospective cohort study, the outpatient and inpatient adolescent sleep disorder patients' baseline demographic data were collected, including age, gender, education background, and medication history. Venous blood samples were collected and sent to laboratory test for blood routine, and blood biochemistry at Baseline and Week 4. The Pittsburgh sleep quality index (PSQI) was used to assess the patients' sleep quality at baseline, month 1, month 3 and month 6. Objective sleep quality data is assessed by wearing a Sleep wearable devices. The classic Morningness-Eveningness Questionnaire and wearable devices was used to assess the patients' chronotype at baseline and week 4.Subjects who visit the TCM clinic of this project received Suanzaoren Decoction and Huanglian Wendan Decoction and other decoctions orally twice daily for 4 weeks. Add or subtract Chinese herbal medicine according to the different clinical manifestations of each patient. Subjects from TCM clinic who had previously taken Western medicine hypnotics continued taking them, and for those who had not taken before, Western medicine hypnotics shall not be given/prescribed. Subjects who visit the Western medicine clinic of this project received cognitive behavioral therapy, if for various reasons can not accept cognitive behavioral therapy, or have received cognitive behavioral therapy is not effective, according to the doctor to consider drug treatment, taking Zolpidem Tartrate Tablets 0.25mg/kg, the maximum dose was 10mg / day ; according to the doctor 's clinical consideration, anxiety and depression drugs can be added. For patients under 18 years of age, under the careful consideration of the doctor for drug treatment, taking oxazepam tablets, 3.75-15mg / day, if necessary, signed informed consent of clinical medication. Adverse reactions were closely monitored during medication.The participants will have a follow-up visit every two weeks, and the prescription would be adjusted according to the condition of illness.Cessation rate of Western medicine hypnotics was assessed at Month 6.
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