Sleep affects our body and brain ranging from the very core of our biological existence, the way our genes work through multiple physiological processes involving immunity, cardio-metabolic and neural functions to ultimately modulating our emotional well-being and cognition including attention, memory and behaviour control. 

Sleep deficits are prevalent in atypical development like autism and ADHD, mental health disorders like depression and schizophrenia and neurological and neurodegenerative conditions such as stroke and dementia, respectively. Studies show that sleep alteration can happen many years before the onset of brain health disorders and therefore may reliably predict and also mechanistically contribute to the disease process itself. 

The Sleep and Brain Research Unit (SBRU) aims to host state of the art research in order to improve our understanding of the significance of sleep in brain health throughout the life-span and drive changes in evidence based practice targeting the prevention, treatment and care of patients with brain health conditions.  

For more information contact Alpar Lazar.

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