Idorsia Pharmaceuticals

The Quest for Sleep

The Quest for Sleep is a documentary film that follows real characters whose struggles with sleep threaten to unravel their waking lives. The character of “Sleep” — narrated by award winning actor Octavia Spencer — acts as a poetic and insightful foil to our cast, and leads the audience to experts who illuminate the science behind how we sleep and what keeps us awake.

Sleep used to be my friend...and then things changed.
—Margaret, Cast member


adults in the U.S. are affected by insomnia (1-4)

You are invited to the world premiere of The Quest for Sleep, coming March 2022. 

Reserve your ticket today to join us in-person or virtually as we unfold the impact of insomnia.



March 16 @8p EST


NYC Theatrical Premiere

SVA Theater

March 18 @8pm*

*Followed by an exclusive, live panel with the filmmakers, cast, and our sleep experts.


NYC Theatrical Screenings

Village East Cinema by Angelika

March 19: Times to be announced

March 20: Times to be announced


LA Theatrical Screenings

Laemmle Monica Film Center

March 19: 12p & 2p

March 20: 12p* & 2p*

*Followed by an exclusive, live panel with the filmmakers, cast, and our sleep experts.


To learn more about this film, including premiere dates, visit The Quest for Sleep website or follow the film on Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter.

(1) United States Census Bureau. The U.S. Adult and Under-Age-18 Populations: 2020 Census. 2021 Aug 12.

(2) Sateia MJ, Buysse DJ, Krystal AD, Neubauer DN, Heald JL. Clinical practice guideline for the pharmacologic treatment of chronic insomnia in adults: an American Academy of Sleep Medicine clinical practice guideline. J Clin Sleep Med JCSM. 2017;13(2):307–49.

(3) Uhlig B, et al. Sleep Med. 2014;15(6):708-715.

(4) Roth T. Insomnia: Definition, prevalence, etiology, and consequences. J. Clin. Sleep Med. 2007;15((Suppl. S5)):S7–S10. doi:10.5664/jcsm.26929.



The Quest for Sleep is developed in association with IdorsiaUS.

©2022 Idorsia Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. US-IDS-00448 02/22

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