Our Sleep Lab is designed to study and treat disorders of sleep and wakefulness.
This strand of our research aims to uncover the mechanisms underlying the transitions between sleep and wakefulness and how biological, psychological, social, and environmental circumstances affect these normal albeit complex transitions.
This strand of our research aims to help assess, diagnose, and treat sleep disorders, using a variety of techniques and methodologies, in different populations.
acute & chronic illnesses
The Sleep Lab provides the opportunity to examine full physiological and sleep /wake parameters over the 24 hour cycle for short or long-term studies. Beyond conducting descriptive studies examining objective markers of sleep quality, quantity, and timing; the Sleep Lab can be used to diagnose ‘clinically relevant’ adverse nocturnal events which impact on sleep and daytime functioning in physically and psychologically ill populations and in patients with neurodegenerative disorders.
Professor Jason Ellis, Director of the Northumbria Centre for Sleep Research