Relationships between sleep and health are generally appreciated, but poorly understood. The fundamental biological need for sleep remains a mystery. The key biological signals driving sleep and wakefulness remain uncertain. Problems with sleep affect over 50 million Americans, and these problems increase with age. Over 70 sleep disorders are now recognized.
The Center for Narcolepsy, Sleep and Health Research is dedicated to transforming our understanding in order to improve, preserve and promote health through good sleep. Established in 1987, the Center serves as an important source of sleep science and health expertise for colleagues, aspiring sleep researchers, patients and families. Read More.
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Life of the Sleepy Person Conference
July 21, 2012 9AM - 3PM
Center for Narcolepsy, Sleep and Health Research
UIC College of Nursing
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BEDS Research Consortium: a Transdisciplinary Team formed to study the mechanisms by which insufficient or disturbed sleep impacts daytime function
The PACE Clinical Trial (Pharmacotherapy of Apnea by Cannabimimetic Enhancement): Targets modulation of afferent vagal neurons as a means to control the severity of sleep apnea syndrome
Schema of hypothesized mechanisms by which loss of orexin neurons in narcolepsy may contribute to the pathogenesis of obstructive sleep apnea
Schema of hypothesized mechanisms by which sympathetic hyperactivation may occur in sleep apnea syndrome
Potential pathways for cardiovascular morbidity in sleep apnea syndrome
A model for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy combined with disease specific education to treat insomnia in chronic illnesses such as COPD
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