Getting SMART for Pediatric Epilepsy

  • End date
    Jul 30, 2024
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    National Taiwan University Hospital
Updated on 4 October 2022


The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect of melatonin for improving sleep in pediatric epilepsy.


Sleep disturbances are more prevalent in children with epilepsy whose sleep can be disrupted by seizures occurring during the night and/or during the day. Melatonin is a naturally occurring hormone produced in the pineal which regulates sleep-wake cycles and facilitates quality sleep. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect of melatonin for improving sleep in pediatric epilepsy.

Condition Epilepsy in Children
Treatment Placebo, Melatonin
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT05439876
SponsorNational Taiwan University Hospital
Last Modified on4 October 2022


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Inclusion Criteria

Children aged between 1 and 18 years with a confirmed diagnosis of epilepsy and with sleep problems

Exclusion Criteria

Children who are bedridden with limited mobility
Children with liver or kidney dysfunction
Children on medication for sleep or mood problems within 4 weeks before the baseline clinic visit
Adolescent girls who are pregnant or breastfeeding
Adolescent girls who have sexual activities but cannot take effective contraceptive measures during the trial
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