Study to Investigate Effects of a Herbal Drug Compared to Placebo on Sleep

2014-08-27 03:18:35 | BioPortfolio


To demonstrate the influence of a herbal preparation containing hypericum, passionflower, and valerian on sleep structure, improvement of attention, and well-being in comparison to placebo.


To demonstrate the influence of the herbal combination preparation Neurapas® balance on the objective sleep structure in comparison with placebo. A further aim was to investigate whether treatment with Neurapas® balance versus placebo brings about an improvement in attention and well-being and whether these changes are related to the improvement in the sleep structure.

1. Does the administration of 3 x 2 Neurapas® balance tablets over a period of three days vs. placebo lead to an improvement in continuity of sleep?

2. Does the administration of 3 x 2 Neurapas® balance tablets over a period of three days vs. placebo lead to an improvement in sleep architecture, especially an increase in deep sleep?

3. Does the administration of 3 x 2 Neurapas® balance tablets over a period of three days vs. placebo lead to an improvement in morning attentional performance?

4. Does the administration of 3 x 2 Neurapas® balance tablets over a period of three days vs. placebo lead to an improvement in morning well-being?

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment




Neurapas® balance (Herbal product (Hypericum, Passionflower, Valerian)), film-coated sugar-pill


Phillipps University, Clinic for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy




Pascoe Pharmazeutische Praeparate GmbH

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